Tag Archives: beer

Violence Spikes Near Alcohol Takeout Shops

Researchers who studied assault cases in Philadelphia concluded that people have a significantly higher chance of being shot near stores that sell alcohol to go, HealthDay News reported March 11. University of Pennsylvania researcher Charles C. Branas and colleagues noted …

Offender Treatment Bill Advances in Kentucky

Individuals charged with low-level drug crimes could be diverted to addiction-treatment programs rather than sent to prison under legislation approved this week by Kentucky’s House Judiciary Committee. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported March 5 that the measure would allow offenders to …

Gene that Plays Role in Drinking Intensity Identified

A new study from researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggests that a serotonin transporter gene — SLC6A4 — significantly influences the level of drinking intensity among heavy drinkers. The researchers studied the associations between six DNA sequence …

Join Together Merges Into CASA* — Rosenbloom Named President and CEO of CASA — Califano Continues

NEW YORK, NY — The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)* at Columbia University announced today that Join Together will be merged into CASA and David L. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of …

New Mexico Puts Medical Marijuana Regulations in Place

The state of New Mexico will issue ID cards to medical-marijuana users, allow qualified patients to grow their own marijuana, and permit nonprofit groups to produce and distribute the drug to medical users under final regulations released last week. The Denver …