Category results for "Ethnicity"

Juvenile Drug Courts Get $2.4 Million from SAMHSA

Grants totaling $2.4 million have been awarded to a trio of programs that will use the money to expand the addiction treatment capacity of juvenile drug courts.

Canada: 2010 National Awards for Excellence

The Kaiser Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2010 National Awards for Excellence, which recognize Canadian addiction and mental-health related programs and advocacy in six distinct categories.

New York May Try Collecting Cigarette Taxes from Native Americans

New York lawmakers are considering collecting unpaid taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American tribes to non-Indians as a way to help address the state’s budget deficit.

Grants Fund Addiction and HIV/AIDS Prevention

Five community-based programs that seek to prevent addiction and HIV/AIDS in at-risk, traditionally underserved populations have been awarded a total of $8.2 million in grants by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Judge to Rule on FDA Oversight of e-Cigarettes

A federal judge may soon decide whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate electronic (e-) cigarettes as drug-delivery devices, the Christian Science Monitor reported Oct. 17. The case challenging FDA authority over e-cigarettes was…

Cocaine Sentencing Disparity Would End Under Bill

A bill introduced in Congress would equalize penalties for offenses involving crack and powdered cocaine.

Addiction Treatment Programs for HIV-Positive Populations Awarded $33 Million

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded more than $33 million to provide coordinated addiction treatment and HIV/AIDS services to programs that target traditionally underserved communities, including African American, Latino/Hispanic and/or other racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by addiction and HIV/AIDS.

Guns Now Legal in Ariz. Bars

Gun-owners can now legally carry their weapons into Arizona bars. The only catch: they can’t drink. The Associated Press reported Sept. 29 that a new law allows concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol, if bar or restaurant owners agree….

Tribe to Buy Cigarette Factory

An upstate New York tribe that has clashed with state government over tobacco sales has inked a deal to acquire a cigarette factory.

Even Churches are Hurting in This Economy

Donor support for faith-based institutions is usually rock-solid, but in the current economic crisis even churches are scrambling to deal with a decline in giving, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 11. The Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church outside of…

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