Communities looking to address the environment in which alcohol and other drug abuse flourishes must tackle a wide range of issues.
Increasing the federal tax on beer would cut demand for alcohol among price-sensitive youths and lead to an even greater reduction in demand for marijuana.
Now that Vermont has become the first state to widely adopt insurance coverage for addiction treatment, many other states are looking to the Green Mountain State as a model.
Join Together interviews Dr. David Lewis about the findings of a recent report from a national physician research and policy panel focusing on the effectiveness of addiction treatment.
With widespread early success, Drug Courts are quickly gaining in popularity as a more effective alternative to dealing with drug offenders in communities across the United States.
The need for stronger emphasis on prevention programs throughout the country has been brought to light by a new study of school-age children who were prenatally exposed to cocaine or crack.
A number of influences, among them genetics, personality traits, family, peer group and community, can influence whether a child or adolescent will use drugs.
Projects to prevent binge drinking on college campuses, however noble their intent, cannot truly be effective when the surrounding environment fairly shouts, 'Just Do It.'
Community-based programs need to change the environment that impacts those at risk of substance abuse if their prevention efforts are to succeed.
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