Category results for "Prevention"

Report: More Must be Done to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in Military

The Department of Defense needs to do more to prevent prescription drug abuse among members of the military, according to a new government report. Some branches of the military are doing a better job than others in medication management policies, the report concluded.

Drunk Driving Crashes Reduced Since Drinking Age Was Raised to 21: Study

Raising the minimum drinking age to 21 has been associated with a reduced rate of drunk driving crashes among young Americans, according to a new review of studies.

Public Health Experts Disagree About Impact of E-Cigarettes

Two high-profile public health experts disagree about the impact of e-cigarettes, and whether they will promote smoking cessation, or encourage people to take up regular cigarettes.

FDA Targets Teens with the “Real Cost” of Tobacco Use

One of the most compelling ways to prevent youth tobacco use may be through their teeth.

Follow the Example of CVS and Quit Selling Tobacco: Senators to Other Drug Chains

Eight U.S. senators are urging other major drug store chains to follow the example of CVS, which announced last week it will no longer sell tobacco products by October.

Babies Born to Addicted Mothers a “Troubling Epidemic”: Maine Governor

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage this week said the births of 927 babies born to mothers addicted to drugs last year in the state is a “troubling epidemic.” The babies represented more than 7 percent of all births in the state, The New York Times reports.

Commentary: New Project Aims to Address Adolescent Substance Use Through Technology

Technology is the driving force behind the Treatment Research Institute’s latest project: implementing and evaluating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in New York high schools later this year.

Newest CDC Anti-Smoking Campaign Once Again Features Graphic Ads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week unveiled its latest anti-smoking campaign, which features real people talking about smoking in tough and often frightening terms.

CADCA 2014 National Leadership Forum Convenes Next Week

Next week, more than 2,500 community leaders will gather in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 24th annual National Leadership Forum.

Personalized Feedback Can Help Reduce College Freshman Drinking

A program that provides college freshmen with personalized feedback on their drinking patterns can be effective in reducing their drinking, a new study suggests.

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