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Hazelden Launches Addiction Treatment Program Just for Lawyers

Hazelden, the Minnesota-based addiction treatment center, has created what may be the first in-patient program in the nation specifically designed for attorneys. …

No Phoolin’: Four Loko’s Phusion Projects Wants ’Responsible Drinking’

Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko -- known to college students as ’blackout in a can’ -- has suddenly gotten ’serious’ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses. …

SAMHSA Seeks Public Comment on Eight Strategic Initiatives

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives. …

Join Together News Roundup for July 28, 2010

Impaired driving by people using legal prescription drugs is hard to detect and prosecute, experts say ... Most doctors say they don’t report colleagues they know are impaired by alcohol or other drugs ... A U.S. ban on sales of clove cigarettes could be undone by international trade agreements ... …

Is Obesity Overtaking Tobacco Use as Top Threat to Kids in Public Mind?

Youth smoking had a good run as a top-of-mind issue among U.S. parents and preventionists -- 30 years or more, by some estimates -- but now seems to have taken a back seat to childhood obesity in the national consciousness. …

Legalization Could Cut Marijuana Prices 80 Percent, RAND Estimates

A study on the expected impact of marijuana legalization in California predicts that the price of the drug would drop steeply, the Sacramento Bee reported July 8. The RAND Corp. study estimated that marijuana prices could fall as much as …

Don’t Forget Tobacco, Experts Say

Funding for tobacco prevention programs has dried up and -- perhaps not coincidentally -- progress against smoking in the U.S. has stalled, Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., and Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D. wrote in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial that called for renewed attention to countermarketing efforts and other interventions. …

Britain Grapples with Drinking-Related Hypertension

Treatment for high blood pressure as a result of binge drinking has increased 74 percent in five years in the U.K., the Daily Mail reported June 28.  Hospitals treated approximately 330,000 patients for drinking-related hypertension in 2008-2009, up from 191,000 …

Peru Tops in Coca Production

Peru is now the world’s top grower of coca leaf, the essential ingredient in cocaine production, Reuters reported June 23.  With 119,000 metric tons of coca leaf produced in 2009, or 45.4 percent of the world’s total output, Peru has …

Join Together News Roundup for June 21, 2010

Golden age vs. the Age of Aquarius: Baby Boomers are increasingly showing up in addiction treatment programs ... Costco is funding a campaign to rewrite the liquor-control laws in the state of Washington ... New FDA rules going into effect this week ban "light" and "mild" branding, impose new warning-label requirements ... Wink, wink, nudge, nudge: Philip Morris tells customers that Marlboro Gold is the same as Marlboro Lights; FDA not amused ... …