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WHO Calls on Nations to Address Excessive Alcohol Use

Price controls and marketing regulations are among 10 policy options outlined in a resolution aimed at cutting excessive alcohol use, which was endorsed this week by the 193 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). “The more affordable alcohol is…

Justice System Struggles with Cases Involving FASD

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) sometimes manifests itself as an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions, a fact that has U.S. courts struggling to reconcile the medical science with justice in a number of criminal cases, the Chicago…

Obama Drug Strategy Stresses Evidence-Based Prevention

President Obama said he is “committed to restoring balance in our efforts to combat the drug problems that plague our communities” in unveiling his 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, and while the plan does little to address the imbalance between…

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grants

Nonprofits working to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children may apply for grants from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

Juvenile Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program Funding

Programs that can build the capacity to implement best practices in drug courts can apply for training and technical assistance grants from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Mentoring Grants

Current recipients of Safe Schools/Health Students grants may apply for funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to expand their mentoring initiatives.

Prevention Practices in Schools Grants

The application deadline is fast approaching for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Practices in Schools grants.

Sapphire Awards Available from Florida Blue Foundation

Groups that improve health outcomes for at-risk populations and communities in Florida may apply for funding via the 2010 Sapphire Awards, funded by the Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida.

Washington, D.C. Council Clears Medical Marijuana Bill

The 13-member Washington, D.C., Council voted unanimously to approve a measure to allow doctors to recommend marijuana for treating certain chronic conditions, the New York Times reported May 4. The measure empowers D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to establish up…

AMERSA National Conference: Call for Abstracts, Workshops

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse is pleased to announce its 34th Annual AMERSA National Conference to be held on November 4-6, 2010, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, MD. The meeting will reflect on AMERSA’s…

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