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October 3, 2011
By providing strong support systems for our loved ones, and by talking with our children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, we can increase their chances of living long, healthy, and productive lives.  ...
October 1, 2011
Why addiction rates are surging among traders—and why that matters, especially now. Primary Topic:  Addiction read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
September 29, 2011
  Magellan Launches Behavioral Health Provider Locator App MarketWatch (press release) AVON, Conn., Sep 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Magellan Health Services /quotes/zigman/91048/quotes/nls/mgln MGLN +2.81%...
September 29, 2011
Police and medical professionals in Maine say use of “bath salts” is becoming an epidemic. They have witnessed a growing number of people acting strangely—and dangerously—while under the influence of the synthetic drugs...
September 15, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a rule that would ban smoking electronic cigarettes on all domestic and international commercial flights. Under current federal law, passengers cannot smoke any tobacco...
September 14, 2011
Release Time:  For Immediate Release The full text of an op-ed by First Lady Michelle Obama is printed below. The piece, published in USA Today, can be read online HERE. Support...
September 14, 2011
A mental health clinic in Louisville, KY, has stopped writing prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax because of concerns about abuse and overdoses. Experts say benzodiazepines, including Xanax, are often...
September 14, 2011
Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) such as Ecstasy and methamphetamines are second only to marijuana as the top drugs of abuse worldwide, according to a United Nations report. The 2011 Global ATS Assessment states that...
September 14, 2011
The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse has said it supports a ban on 190-proof grain alcohol in the state, following the death of a 22-year-old resident who drowned in his family’s swimming pool...
September 12, 2011
RALEIGH — New strategies and tactics for tackling alcohol use and abuse issues will be the topic Sept. 20 and 21 when the American Council on Alcohol Problems holds its annual meeting at the Cardinal Club, hosted by the...

 

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