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Substance Abuse: Older Adults At Serious Risk

“Substance Abuse Among Older Adults”, a report produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), was released today to alert health care providers that substance abuse in the

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Experts Decry Drug War, Ponder Alternatives

The War on Drugs has done more damage to inner-city communities than drug use itself, according to an article in the May 14 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Studying the Impact of Behavioral Managed Care

How has managed care impacted addiction treatment? That's what researchers Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., and Constance Horgan, Sc.D., are trying to determine through their work at the Brandeis/Harvard Research Center on Managed Care and Drug Abuse Treatment.

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Community Dialogue Echoes Conference Themes

Picking up on major conference themes, local community leaders discussed the impact that research and managed care have had on their programs during dialogue breakout sessions at the April 2 NIDA/Join Together town meeting, held in Boston.

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Prevention Must Rely on Research, Not Ideology

Researcher Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., developer of a well-known set of risk and protective factors for substance abuse, said it is critical that the field “replace the ideology of prevention with the science of prevention.”

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Town Meeting Sparks Dialogue on Research, Managed Care

Drug addiction is a disease that causes physiological changes in the brain and is best addressed through treatment and science, not stigma and punishment, Dr. Alan I. Leshner told an overflow crowd at the April 2 Boston Town Meeting organized by the Natio

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Report Details Effects Of Alcohol And Alcohol Ads On Latinos

Latino substance abuse prevention coalitions from around California have released a new report detailing the negative health, criminal justice, economic and social effects alcohol abuse and alcohol promotions have on Latinos.

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Alcohol Industry Determined Not to Suffer Tobacco's Fate

The push by grass-roots prevention groups to regulate alcohol advertising, prevent drunk driving, and curb underage drinking has been countered by aggressive lobbying by the alcoholic beverage industry, according to the March 22 issue of the New York Time

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