Category results for "Mental Health"

Being a Strict Parent Doesn’t Protect Against Youth Drinking, Study Says

Parents who insist on accountability from their kids but lack warmth in their relationships  may be setting themselves up for alcohol-related heartache as they raise their children, the Los Angeles Times reported June 24. Not surprisingly, kids who viewed their…

Navy Bans Smoking on Submarines

Citing secondhand-smoke dangers for nonsmoking crew members, the U.S. Navy will impose a smoking ban on its submarine fleet at the end of the year, the New York Times reported June 20.  “Recent testing has proven that, despite our atmosphere-purification…

N.C. Rejects Bud Light as Arena Sponsor

A proposal to name Raleigh, N.C.’s new outdoor performance venue the Bud Light Amphitheater has been shot down by the state’s liquor-control agency, the News Observer reported June 17. Awarding the naming rights to Anheuser-Busch would have netted the city…

Supreme Court Relaxes Drug Deportation Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against automatic deportation of legal immigrants for minor drug offenses, the New York Times reported June 14.  The unanimous decision resolved longstanding confusion at the state and federal level on how to interpret the term…

Study Says Teens Should Avoid Alcohol, Smoking to Prevent Headaches

Teens who drank a lot of alcoholic beverages and coffee, smoked, and got little exercise were more likely to suffer from migrane and tension headaches, according to German researchers. EScienceNews reported June 6 that headaches are among the most common…

Ethics Group Challenges FDA Tobacco Panel Members

Two panelists on a new federal advisory committee on tobacco product safety should be removed, according to a complaint by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. The New York Times reported June 7 that that group argues that…

Montana Tax for Treatment Plan Dropped

The Montana Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention has decided not to ask voters to approve a ballot item that would have used alcohol taxes to pay for addiction treatment and prevention, the Associated Press reported June 7. Supporters…

Naming Blight in North Carolina

Anheuser-Busch and a local beer wholesaler are seeking a deal to name a new performing-arts center in Raleigh, N.C., the Bud Light Amphitheater. City officials said the $300,000 in annual fees for the naming rights would cover most of the facility’s operating expenses, but the city’s Substance Abuse Advisory Commission says the deal would send the wrong message to kids.

Youth ER Visits for Alcohol-Related Problems Spike During Holiday Weekend

Everyone loves a Memorial Day weekend party, but a new study suggests that some kids are having more holiday ’fun’ than they should. Underage-drinking related visits to hospital emergency rooms are 11 percent higher on the typical Memorial Day weekend…

R.I. Group Outlines 12 Steps to Close Treatment Gap

Early intervention, increased treatment options, and integrating addiction treatment with mainstream medicine are among the focal points in a new Rhode Island report aimed at closing the gap between need for and availability of addiction services, the Providence Journal reported…

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