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April 19, 2012
The Obama Administration has chosen the middle ground with its new drug control policy, advocating treatment over tough sentencing. The approach, unveiled Tuesday, rejects both the harsh "war on drugs" approach,...
April 18, 2012
Butte Silver-Bow police are worried about an increase in prescription drug abuse in teens as young as 13-years-old. According to police, the problem's serious enough that law enforcement is teaming up with schools and...
April 18, 2012
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in two cases involving different sentencing rules for sellers of crack and powder cocaine. This issue is one of the greatest controversies in American criminal law, according...
April 17, 2012
The Obama Administration’s 2012 Drug Control Strategy, released Tuesday, advocates diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment. The White House also advises increasing support for reentry programs that help...
April 10, 2012
In a small but increasing number of cases, lawyers defending soldiers are blaming the U.S. military’s heavy use of psychotropic drugs for their clients’ abnormal behavior and related health issues, according to the Los...
April 9, 2012
California’s prescription drug monitoring program is not effective in curbing prescription drug abuse, because enrollment in the program is optional, and funding for the program is drying up, according to The New York...
April 6, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity...
April 6, 2012
With the recent reported celebrity chatter about the drug MDMA—commonly known as Ecstasy or “Molly”—in the news SAMHSA would like to join the discussion by providing some facts about the drug and its dangers.Ecstasy is...
April 5, 2012
Health officials of 135 nations provisionally agreed this week to a deal to fight tobacco smuggling.The agreement was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), Reuters reports. Tobacco smuggling is estimated to...
April 5, 2012
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law this week a bill that bans medical marijuana on state university and community college campuses.According to Reuters, the law is the latest move in a drive to roll back the...

 

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