Author Archives: Eric Helmuth

Momentum Builds Against Alcohol Energy Drinks

The onslaught of national attention to Alcohol Energy Drinks (AEDs), dubbed "blackout in a can" by many, continues to pick up steam. Here’s a quick overview of what’s going on, with links to some of the most interesting news coverage and advocacy efforts this week. …

After 17 Years, JT News Editor Moves On

Since before our online operations were even on the Internet, Bob Curley has been the news editor and principal writer behind Join Together’s daily coverage of alcohol, tobacco and drug issues. After seventeen years and over 30,000 stories, Bob is hanging up his hat at Join Together to focus on other work in the health sector and elsewhere. …

Website for Seniors Highlights Changes, Risks of Alcohol Use

Health and addictions professionals are well aware that adults over the age of 65 should drink less than younger people and know about important new risks of consuming alcohol. Now, a federal health website for older adults has published that information in a consumer-friendly format. …

We’re Back From Our Publishing Break!

We’ve resumed publishing after a two-week hiatus to migrate our web and email publishing systems. If you have a Join Together email subscription, here’s a couple of things you need to know. …

New Website Warns Teen Athletes About Drinking

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has teamed up with a state school athletic group to launch an interactive alcohol education website aimed at student athletes - but with a twist on typical teen anti-drinking messages. …

Recovery Schools Help Students Stay Clean

Would you ask an adult in recovery to hang around with his or her drinking buddies every day? Certainly not, yet we ask teens to go back to school after treatment and avoid all their friends who use drugs or alcohol. Recovery Schools are one solution, and are the focus of a national conference next month. …

William White Papers Now Online

The collected papers of William White, an important author and historian in the addiction treatment and recovery field, are now online in a new website devoted to his writings. …

Thank TJ Maxx For Doing the Right Thing

As we report in the news today, the parent company of retailer TJ Maxx acted swiftly to remove a series of drinking games from stores shelves after a Boston Globe reporter spotted the games and contacted the company asking why games titled "Drink Like a Fish" and "Drink Til You Drop" were on display next to graduation gifts. …

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Join Together’s new blog provides expanded daily coverage of important news and resources for people working on alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. And we’ve made it easy to keep up to date. …