Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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Current Events

October 2, 2012
This October marks the second annual National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in individual and community health and to remember those who lost...
September 24, 2012
A growing number of middle schools are requiring that students submit to drug testing, The New York Times reports. Students are being asked to provide a urine sample to participate in sports, or even in extracurricular...
September 24, 2012
Polls suggest there is substantial voter support for initiatives in Colorado and Washington that would allow recreational use of marijuana, according to The Wall Street Journal. Voters in Oregon, where a similar measure...
September 21, 2012
Teenagers can purchase alcohol on eBay, according to an investigation by the news show “20/20.” The website prohibits the sale of all alcohol, except for some wines, but allows the sale of collectible alcohol containers...
September 20, 2012
UT police say there have been an increased number of citations issued for underage drinking and an increase in the number of medical issues involving alcohol, compared to last year. "When I see reports of people being...
September 20, 2012
Estimates vary widely about how much tax might be collected from marijuana sales if recreational use of the drug is approved by voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington this November, the Associated Press reports. Both...
September 19, 2012
The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the...
September 19, 2012
Almost 400 people in Minnesota have died of methadone-involved overdoses since 2001, according to the Duluth News Tribune. From 2006 to 2010, the number of methadone deaths almost equaled those who died from firearms,...
September 19, 2012
Supporters of a measure that would repeal a new Los Angeles City Council ban on medical marijuana dispensaries have gained enough signatures to put the initiative on the upcoming March ballot. In 1996 California became...
September 17, 2012
Synthetic drug packages featuring Scooby Doo are attracting youth in the Baltimore area, warns a local minister. He is trying to get these “Scooby Snax” out of the hands of the city’s young people. Cortly “C.D.”...

 

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