Tag Archives: Consumption Rates

Illinois: People of Color More Likely to Face Prison for Drug Crimes

An Illinois commission issued a report concluding that people of color facing low-level drug charges receive harsher and more frequent penalties than whites facing the same charges do, the Associated Press reported Jan. 31. Nearly one in five African-Americans charged …

Obama Advocates Curbing Demand to Fight Drug Abuse

In a show hosted on YouTube, President Barack Obama said he saw drug abuse as a public health problem and that it should be treated as one, though he does not favor legalization, Reuters reported Jan. 27 Obama told an …

CADCA’s 2011 National Leadership Forum to Feature Kerlikowske and Koh

Coalitions Moving Forward: Mapping the Future Washington, D.C. – Nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 21st annual National Leadership Forum, …

Camel Dissovable Tobacco Products Pulled from Test Markets

The R.J. Reynolds tobacco company is taking its dissolvable tobacco products off the shelves in its American test markets, according to the Ohio-based Drug Free Action Alliance. …

Google to Allow Hard Alcohol Advertising

Google has shifted its Adwords advertising policy to allow advertisers to sell hard alcohol. …

Tools to Celebrate Recovery All Year

Recovery Month 2010 may be drawing to a close, but there are great resources for celebrating and promoting recovery from substance abuse all year round. …

Advisory Group Recommends New Addictions Institute Replace NIAAA, NIDA

An expert working group recommended on Sept. 15 to replace the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with a new Institute on Addictions within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). …

Got Drugs? Take Them to the DEA Sept. 25

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state and local law enforcement officials are organizing collection sites nationwide to take-back ?unused, unwanted or expired? over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs on Sept. 25. …

Smoking Alters Hundreds of Genes, Study Finds

Smoking causes dangerous changes in literally hundreds of genes in the body, including those related to tumor growth, inflammatory disease and immune-system suppression, according to researchers from the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. WebMD reported July 15 that researcher Jac …

More Americans Making Moonshine

Recession penny-pinching and the homemade food fad are driving more Americans — from hobbyists to trendy hipster kids — to make homemade liquor, or moonshine, the BBC reported July 18.  As many as a million Americans make their own distilled …