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Register for CADCA’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute

More than 1,000 drug abuse prevention leaders from across the country will convene in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 26-29, 2010 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute. CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is the only intensive, coalition-specific …

Join Together News Roundup for June 10, 2010

They don?t spend much time in smoky bars, but kids are among the beneficiaries of laws banning indoor smoking ... A Washington watchdog group says two FDA tobacco advisory panel members who work for drug companies should step down ... A state court has revived a lawsuit against a San Francisco ordinance banning pharmacies from selling tobacco products ... Walgreens -- which filed the S.F. suit -- also has resumed selling alcohol in its stores after a self-imposed 15-year ban ... …

Smokefree Laws Protect Kids from Exposure

Children living in communities that ban smoking in indoor public places are 39 percent less likely to have chemical biomarkers indicating exposure to tobacco smoke, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. Researchers led by Melanie Dove …

Montana Tax for Treatment Plan Dropped

The Montana Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention has decided not to ask voters to approve a ballot item that would have used alcohol taxes to pay for addiction treatment and prevention, the Associated Press reported June 7. Supporters …

Hazelden Announced New Online Addiction Screening Tool

Hazelden has unveiled a new online screening tool for consumers called About My Drinking. Visitors to the website who answer 18 questions can get a personalized assessment of their current alcohol and other drug use and -- if necessary -- a referral to a Hazelden addiction counselor ... …

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Join Together’s new blog provides expanded daily coverage of important news and resources for people working on alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. And we’ve made it easy to keep up to date. …

Minn. Expands DWI Penalties and Programs

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed into a law a series of reforms to the state DWI code, including broader sanctions and a few opportunities for new and repeat offenders, KDLH reported May 18. Effective July 1, 2011, drivers found …

Join Together News Roundup for May 20, 2010

The latest research from NIAAA has implications for alcoholism treatment: scientists said that our genes play a big role not only in how we respond to drinking but how well alcoholics react to treatment medications like naltrexone ... In France, officials for the first time are confronting a problem long familiar to preventionists in the U.S. and U.K. -- youth binge drinking ... …

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent’s new book on the history of Prohibition, "Last Call," is chockablock with fascinating anectodes and factoids about American’s dalliance as a dry nation, but also points to some useful parallels to contemporary debates on drug policy. …

Pentagon Land Once Used to Grow Hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture once used the land in Virginia where the Pentagon now stands to grow hemp, a close cousin of the cannabis sativa plant that produces marijuana, the Washington Post reported May 13. Recently discovered documents show …