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NIATx Website Gets a Makeover

NIATx websiteNIATx, the folks who have helped over 1,000 treatment providers remove barriers to treatment and recovery, revamped their online tools to make their quality information even easier to find and use.


Clergy a Common Resource for People Battling Addiction

About 15 percent of people seeking recovery from alcoholism turn to clergy members for support, a University of Michigan study finds. HealthDay News reported July 21 that a survey of 1,910 individuals with alcohol-related problems found that while many people…

Police Challenged by Crashes Involving Prescription Drugs

Car crashes involving prescription drugs are often harder to detect and prosecute than those involving alcohol or illicit drugs, the New York Times reported July 25. Drunk-driving crashes are declining, but law-enforcement officials say that more people are being charged…

SAMHSA Document on Confidentiality Regulations Raises Further Questions

With national health reform moving the field toward coordination of all aspects of an individual’s medical care via “patient-centered medical homes,” longstanding federal requirements that govern information about clients in addiction treatment have come under scrutiny over their potential effect…

Group Drug Therapy Can Be Counterproductive for Teens

Group addiction treatment can actually lead to more drug use by teens if they are casual users placed in sessions with more experienced addicts, Time magazine reported July 16. “Just putting kids in group therapy actually promotes greater drug use,”…

Patented Pot? Not So Fast, Say Feds

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has removed a trademark category for medical marijuana after receiving a flood of applications from producers seeking to claim various products and brand names for the drug, the Wall Street Journal reported July 19….

Dangers on Homefront Exceed Battlefield for Some Soldiers

Soldiers of the First Armored Division’s Fourth Brigade are statistically at higher risk of death upon returning to their home base of Fort Bliss, Texas, than they were while deployed in Iraq, the New York Times reported July 14. Drunk-driving…

’MicroRNA’ Could Someday Be Used to Battle Cocaine Addiction

A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that small molecules called microRNA seem to play a role in regulating cocaine use, a discovery that eventually could lead to the development of novel new addiction…

Cigarette Vending Machines, Nearly Extinct, Set to Evolve

Old-school cigarette vending machines have nearly disappeared from New York City bars, but a new generation of modern machines may soon take their place, the New York Times reported July 12. A reporter could only find three of the once-familiar…

Mass. Delays Antismoking Campaign Pending Outcome of NYC Case

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health won’t proceed with requiring retailers to post graphic warning signs about smoking until an industry lawsuit against a similar campaign in New York City is resolved, USA Today reported July 14. “We are not…

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