The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing is calling on lawmakers to give judges more leeway in sentencing drug offenders, ease penalties for cocaine possession and amend the state’s Drug-Free School Zones law, the Delaware County Daily Times reported Dec. 7. The…
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After allocating billions of dollars over the past few decades to eradicate drug crops and fund other interdiction efforts in Latin America, Congress is considering a policy review to “take a fresh look at our counternarcotics efforts here at home and throughout the Americas,” according to Rep. Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.).
Tom McLellan, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and a leading addiction researcher, knows the tragedy of alcohol and other drug problems firsthand: a deep family history of addiction includes a son who overdosed last year at age 30, another son who is in recovery, and a wife who is recovering from a cocaine addiction.
Peer-to-peer addiction recovery programs may apply for $8.8 million in grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Projects that foster positive intellectual and emotional development and prevent violence and related health-risking social behaviors such as substance abuse, physical aggression, and delinquency in young men ages 14 to 24 may apply for funding via the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) 2010 New Jersey Health Initiatives Program.
Nonprofits that use (or want to use) the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) model for improving treatment access and retention may apply for funding from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.
University of Pittsburgh chancellor Mark. A. Nordenberg has been named the winner of the 2009 Presidential Leadership Award for his work in “promoting a vibrant intellectual and social campus climate that de-emphasizes the role of alcohol.”
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is moving into its new headquarters in style thanks to $6,000 in donated furniture and electronics provided by Suffolk County Rent-A-Center stores.
The American Beverage Institute (ABI) says that sobriety checkpoints represent needless harassment of holiday shoppers and should be dismantled, CBS News reported Nov. 24. “Statistics show that the average drunk driver in a fatal car crash was driving at a…
SAN RAFAEL, CA – Marin Institute has launched its second annual, nationwide anti-alcohol-advertising contest, FREE the BOWL™. This year’s theme is to “Free the Bowl from Big Al,” (a.k.a Big Alcohol), as youth contestants will identify where they see the negative…