Join Together News Roundup for May 21, 2010

’Hey, Friend — have you tried the new vodka in the skull bottle?’: New report says the alcohol industry is engaged in ’stealth’ marketing to youth on social-networking sites online … Oh, about that vodka: Yes, there really is a brand of vodka being sold in a bottle shaped like a crystal skull. It just got banned in Ontario … It’s not all bad news about the Internet today: a new study finds that QuitNet participants who were most connected with others on the smoking-cessation social network were less likely to be smoking … As many predicted, parity has not been a panacea for discrimination against people with addictions and mental health: Insurers in Massachusetts are using burdensome utilization-review tactics to limit access to care, advocates charge.

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