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Congressman Says Job Insulated Him from Dealing with Addiction

U.S. Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), who returned to Washington this week after a stint in the Betty Ford Center, said his drinking never affected his job performance and that being a functioning alcoholic made it harder for him to seek …

U.N. Drug Report Admits Policy Problems, But Slams Legalization Talk

International drug-control policies need to be reformed and the solution to growing drug trafficking and related crime lies in recognizing drugs as a health problem — one that can be prevented, treated and controlled — but not legalizing and taxing …

Crackdown on Mexican Drug War Leads to Bloodshed in Canada

Fallout out from the recent government crackdown on cocaine smugglers in Mexico has spilled over to the Canadian border, affecting profit margins and leading to a gang war in the suburbs that has killed at least 18 young people this …

College Students of Both Genders Binge Drinking More

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that a decline in binge drinking among males 12- to 20-years-old did not extend to females of the same age, and that both male and female college students are bingeing more. …

N.H. Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed legislation that would allow medical use of marijuana, leaving the final word to Gov. John Lynch, the Nashua Telegraph reported June 25.  Lynch said his biggest concern was whether or not the bill …

Cobra Venom Drug Stops Growth of Lung Cancer Cells

A group of Italian investigators has found that an anti-cancer agent called α-CBT — derived from cobra venom — inhibited the growth of lung-cancer cells and increased the survival time of mice infected with human lung cancer, Science Daily reported …

House Republicans Propose Drug Funding Cuts

Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed eliminating the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) to save $220 million over the next five years, the  Huffington Post reported June 4. GOP leaders Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. …

Adding Drones to the Drug War Arsenal

The U.S. Defense Department’s Southern Command (Southcom) has begun to test an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), or drone, for use in detecting and intercepting boats used to smuggle narcotics into the U.S., Time magazine reported June 8.  Called the Heron, …

Meth Group Reaches Out to Teens in Spanish

The Meth Project, which is known for using graphic images in its ads to show the consequences of methamphetamine use, is now reaching out to Spanish-speaking teens in the Western U.S. through new radio and TV ads, CNN reported June …

Binge Drinking Part of Military Culture, Study Says

Series: Drugs in the Military Excessive drinking is deeply ingrained in military culture, and service members are more likely than the general public to drive drunk, drink while underage, and be intoxicated while on duty, according to a study from …