Category results for "Ethnicity"

Asset Forfeiture Laws Snare Poor Dishwasher

The U.S. asset-forfeiture laws — designed to intercept proceeds from drug trafficking and prevent money laundering — have an illegal immigrant from Guatemala fighting the government for $59,000 he earned as a dishwasher in South Florida.

SAMHSA Awards $65 Million to Tribes

Tribal organizations addressing addiction and mental illness among American Indians and Alaskan Natives will receive a total of $65 million in grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Hispanic Teens More Likely Than Whites, Blacks to Use Drugs

A new report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy finds that Hispanic youth are more likely to use illicit drugs than white or black teens and says trying to adapt to American culture may be the cause.

Coalition Fighting 'Urban Terrorism' — Drugs and Gangs

The National African American Drug Policy Coalition and U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings will host panel discussions on 'Terrorism At Home: Breaking the Grip of Gangs and Drugs in the Communities' on September 28 in Washington, D.C.

Blacks, Hispanics More Likely to Have Severe Liver Disease

A new study concludes that blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to have severe cases of a rare form of liver cirrhosis, but experts don't know why.

Anheuser-Busch Asked to Fund Indian Treatment Center

Officials at the alcohol-plagued Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota are calling on brewer Anheuser-Busch to fund an addiction treatment center.

Alcoholics Flock to 'Wet' Towns

Regional hubs like Nome, Alaska have become magnets for alcoholics living in outlying communities where alcohol is banned or scarce.

Hawaii Signals to Smoking Japanese Tourists

Fewer Japanese tourists are visiting Hawaii since the state implemented a ban on smoking in public places, but tourism officials have run afoul of health advocates in their attempts to win visitors back.

Study Relates Racial Discrimination with Alcohol and Other Drug Use

People who say they are victims of racial discrimination are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, researchers say.

Blacks Exposed to More Tobacco Ads

Residents of black neighborhoods are exposed to an average of 2.6 more tobacco ads than people living in white neighborhoods, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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