Author Archives: Benjamin Chambers

Camel Dissovable Tobacco Products Pulled from Test Markets

The R.J. Reynolds tobacco company is taking its dissolvable tobacco products off the shelves in its American test markets, according to the Ohio-based Drug Free Action Alliance. …

Drug Court Professionals Use Facebook to Spread Word

To promote drug courts worldwide, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) has created a Facebook page called All Rise. …

TRI Launches Research Center for Parents

The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) is launching a new research center to translate evidence-based research into specific strategies and tools that will help parents better help their teen-aged children who are struggling with substance abuse problems. …

Google to Allow Hard Alcohol Advertising

Google has shifted its Adwords advertising policy to allow advertisers to sell hard alcohol. …

Obama Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

In declaring December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, President Obama described drugged driving as a ’growing problem’ and specifically pointed to the danger of driving under the influence of prescription drugs as well as illicit drugs. …

Prescriptions for Some Cold Medicines Could Stop Meth

The easiest way to stop meth use would be to make a key ingredient available only by prescription, according to Rob Bovett, a district attorney from Oregon. …

Sweetened High-Alcohol Drinks Still Dangerous, Even Without Caffeine

Caffeine isn’t the only problem with sweetened high-alcohol drinks, writes David L. Rosenbloom, who directs Join Together, in a published editorial in The New York Times. …

Editorial: State and Local Officials Act to Stop Four Loko Stockpiling, More to Be Done

Now that Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks have been pretty much outlawed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two more federal agencies because of their associated health and safety risks, the question remains: what will happen to stock already on the shelves? …

Beyond Four Loko: Tackling Alcohol Ads for Young Drinkers

While removing alcoholic energy drinks such as Four Loko from the market may have been necessary, it doesn’t solve underage drinking and binge drinking -- or the advertising by the alcohol industry that, at least in part, fuels them. …