Community anti-drug coalitions can apply for $18.75 million in new Drug Free Communities grants, SAMHSA and ONDCP have announced.
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Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., says it will no longer hire users of tobacco products, saying the decision is rooted in concerns about community health, not a desire for cost savings. The Associated Press reported Jan. 18 that the nonprofit…
At least six states raised taxes on alcohol last year, but it was a glass only half-full for advocates who argue that higher prices lead to less consumption and that alcohol producers should bear part of the societal costs of alcoholism and alcohol-related deaths, injuries, and property damage.
Projects aimed at creating comprehensive support systems for adult drug courts can apply for a share of $20 million in funding from the Justice Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Up to $382 million in Access to Recovery (ATR) grants will be awarded in FY2010 to support treatment voucher programs for individuals with alcohol and other drug problems.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award grants of up to $50,000 to help pay the direct costs of hosting conferences to disseminate information about addiction and mental health best practices, with the goal of rapid integration of that knowledge into real-world practice.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will award grants to support tobacco-control programs targeting adolescents in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in West Texas, DoÃ±a Ana and Otero Counties in Southern New Mexico, and in Ciudad JuÃ¡rez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot block the importation of electronic cigarettes into the U.S. because they are not tobacco products — and thus not under the FDA’s jurisdiction — a federal judge has ruled. The Washington Post…
Augusta, ME — The Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission released the first ever Substance Abuse Services Report Card modeled after a 2006 report, Blueprint for the States: Policies to Improve the Ways States Organize and Deliver Alcohol and Drug Prevention…
The American Lung Association's annual tobacco-prevention report card cited “major strides” by the federal government in 2009 but condemned the many states that cut funding for tobacco-control programs last year.