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October 16, 2011
  Prescription Drug Abuse topic at local summit Midlothian Exchange Mark Blackwell, executive director of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Recovery Alliance offers his perspective on the prevalence and impact of...
October 16, 2011
  Consequences of Fake IDs and Underage Drinking U.S. Politics Today Teenagers who purchase fake IDs and participate in underage drinking are usually good kids from good families. They make a few poor decisions...
October 13, 2011
CIGNA and The Partnership at Drugfree.org are hosting a monthly series of telephone seminars that will help you better understand today’s changing landscape of substance abuse. The seminars are free and there is no...
October 13, 2011
An estimated 56 percent of parents in a Massachusetts survey say their children have access to parents’ prescription drugs at home. One in seven parents say they have given their children pain medication that was not...
October 11, 2011
Parents and officials are protesting the appearance of candy shaped like marijuana leaves in stores around the country. The candy, labeled “Pothead Ring Pots,” and “Pothead Lollipops,” are made by Kalan LP, a novelty...
October 11, 2011
Movies that depict smoking make less money than smoke-free films, a new study concludes. Researchers reviewed 1,232 movies released in the United States that were among the top 10 profitable films for at least a week...
October 10, 2011
United States attorneys in California have told dozens of marijuana dispensaries they must close or face criminal and civil action. The move is part of a crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry, The New...
October 10, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law banning alcohol sales at self-checkout aisles. Starting January 1, 2012, anyone who buys alcohol must pay a cashier, according to the Los Angeles Times. Assemblywoman...
October 3, 2011
The arrest of 37 people on drug charges at a Boeing aircraft plant last week puts the spotlight on the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse in the workplace, according to experts. The former and current Boeing...
October 3, 2011
Maine is considering composting unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The Morning Sentinel reports the state hopes composting will be an inexpensive solution to disposing of medications. Environmental rules in...

 

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