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Virtual Seminars on Preventing Dangers of AEDs and Underage Drinking

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC), part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is offering ’national electronic seminars’ to assist state and local communities in their efforts to enforce the drinking age laws and eliminate the dangers of youth drinking.

Ill. Gov. Eliminates Funding for Treatment and Prevention

The state of Illinois will cease to fund alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs as of March 15, the News-Gazette reported Feb. 19. The cuts are part of Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed 2012 budget. The cuts are scheduled to…

WHO Says Alcohol an Overlooked Killer, Calls for More Action

Alcohol is 'the world's third largest risk factor for disease and disability,' and is responsible for nearly four percent of deaths worldwide — more than AIDS, violence or tuberculosis — according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011.

Ill. Gov. Eliminates Funding for Treatment and Prevention

The state of Illinois will cease to fund alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs as of March 15.

Fla. Gov. Slashes ’Pill Mill’ Database

In a move that surprised officials in multiple states, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited “pill mill” database designed to combat prescription drug abuse, The Orlando Sentinel reported Feb. 8. A 2009 law passed by the Florida legislature…

Fla. Gov. Slashes 'Pill Mill' Database

In a move that surprised officials in several states throughout the region, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited 'pill mill' database designed to combat prescription drug abuse.

NYC Still the ’Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World’

Nearly 140 people a day were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City in 2010, according to The Drug Policy Alliance, which got its figures from the N.Y. Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Study: Marijuana Linked to Early Onset of Psychosis

A new study suggests marijuana may accelerate the onset of psychotic disorders in some young users, Reuters reported Feb. 7. Matthew Large and colleagues at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, along with investigators at two U.S. sites,…

Study: Marijuana Linked to Early Onset of Psychosis

A new study suggests marijuana may accelerate the onset of psychotic disorders in some young users.

Free Webinar on Third Party Billing

NIATx is offering a free webinar on best practices in third-party billing.

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