Author Archives: Benjamin Chambers

You’re Invited: SAMHSA Advisory Committees to Meet Jointly

All six Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) advisory committees will be meeting jointly on Mar. 29 -- and you’re invited. …

Talking Teen Drinking: MADD and ER Docs Release Handbook for Parents

Talking with teens about alcohol and drinking can be difficult for parents -- but emergency room doctors and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) just made it a little easier. …

Hackademy Awards Name Smokiest and Smokeless Movies of the Year

"There were no glittering stars getting out of limousines, but there was a red carpet, and there were still winners and losers at the 16th annual Hackademy Awards, spotlighting 2010’s smokiest – and smoke-free – movies." …

U.N. Says Designer Drugs a Global Threat

When it comes to controlling the harmful effects of drugs, governments worldwide have a long “to-do” list, according to a watchdog group at the United Nations. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has issued its annual report with a number …

More States Favoring Treatment Over Lock-up for Drug Offenses

"For several decades, states have taken a ""nail ’em-and-jail ’em"" approach to drug offenders -- but several states are now rolling back their punitive drug laws and investing in treatment." …

Activities Key to Cutting College Binge Drinking

It may seem like binge drinking is just a fact of college life, but a number of institutions of higher-education are proving otherwise. …

Study: Prevalence of Behavioral Health Issues Varies Widely in Juvenile Justice

How many youth in the juvenile justice system have mental health or alcohol and drug disorders? New research on nearly 10,000 youth in 18 states and over 50 jurisdictions suggests that the answer can vary a lot, depending on what part of the juvenile justice system you’re talking about. …

Marin Institute: Beer Tax Increases Long Overdue in 12 States

"Budget deficits bedevil nearly every state, yet six states have not raised their beer taxes in 50 years or more, according to Marin Institute’s Neglected & Outdated Beer Taxes Map. Wyoming, in fact, hasn’t raised its beer tax since 1935, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving his first term as president. " …

Video PSA Contests for Young Adults: Prevent Substance Abuse, Promote Emotional Well-Being

Know any creative individuals over 18 who would be interested in participating in a video contest to promote alcohol and drug abuse prevention and positive mental health? …