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Current Events

March 13, 2013
The Meth Project Joins Forces with The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Read more about how the Meth Project’s public education programs in schools, advertising campaigns and family of websites are now a part of The...
March 6, 2013
A series of protests outside four liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, which sell alcohol to Native Americans from the Pine Ridge Reservation in neighboring South Dakota, are highlighting the problem of alcohol abuse...
March 1, 2013
A California state senator has proposed legislation that would allow misdemeanor charges to be filed in cases of simple possession of heroin and cocaine, instead of felony charges. State Senator Mark Leno of San...
March 1, 2013
The Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy is trying to find ways to stay one step ahead of synthetic marijuana manufacturers. The Gazette reports the state legislature passed a bill two years ago that banned six...
February 28, 2013
Two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize medical marijuana are being debated in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Supporters of each amendment are trying to gather 385,245 signatures of registered...
January 30, 2013
The keynote address at last week’s 2013 Public Health Law research (PHLR) annual meeting was from Pamela Hyde, JD, administrator of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. View the Q&A...
January 25, 2013
Emergency room visits involving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, according to a new government report. The number of visits involving ADHD medications that were...
January 25, 2013
This fall, seven of the eight Ivy League universities introduced new alcohol policies in an effort to combat high-risk drinking, the Yale Daily News reports. The new policies at Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth,...
January 18, 2013
Once the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented in 2014, access to effective health care services for addiction will improve dramatically, according to Faces & Voices of Recovery. In an issue brief, the...
January 18, 2013
Three federal legislators have sent letters to 14 marketers of energy drinks, asking for information about the products’ ingredients and for studies showing their risks and benefits to youth, The New York Times reports...

 

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