A local law making marijuana offenses the lowest law-enforcement priority in Seattle has resulted in fewer drug arrests, but black residents are still being arrested in disproportionate numbers.
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Doctors in hospital emergency rooms are more likely to prescribe powerful narcotics to ease pain than they were a decade ago, but are still more likely to give the drugs to white patients than blacks, Hispanics, or Asians.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that it will spend $1 million to open the Native American Center for Excellence, Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center — described as “a first-of-its-kind national Native American-run project to promote effective substance abuse prevention programs in Native American communities throughout the United States.”
Black and white Americans use illicit drugs at about the same rate, but blacks are 10 times more likely to be imprisoned on drug charges, according to research from the Justice Policy Institute.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced its financial and technical sponsorship of the Native American Center for Excellence, Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center.
NIDA Launches Public Service Campaign for Hispanic Youth on Link Between Non-Injection Drugs and HIV
The National Institute on Drug Abuse marks World AIDS Day on December 1st with the launch of its new, national public service campaign to educate Hispanic teens on the link between non-injection drug use and HIV transmission.
Asian men who smoke appear to be at increased risk of losing their hair, according to researchers in Taiwan.
The group Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) said that a recent decision to ease federal penalties for crack cocaine offenses should be retroactively applied to offenders already in prison.
Cultural stereotypes about Hispanics could impede Latino youth from seeking help for drug and alcohol abuse. In turn, substance-abuse treatment providers must better understand how their own attitudes toward culture can affect the provision of sufficient behavioral health services, according to a new study.
African-Americans and Hispanics need access to more residential addiction treatment if improvements are to be made in outcomes among these populations, experts say.