Tag Archives: Consumption Rates

R.I. Group Outlines 12 Steps to Close Treatment Gap

Early intervention, increased treatment options, and integrating addiction treatment with mainstream medicine are among the focal points in a new Rhode Island report aimed at closing the gap between need for and availability of addiction services, the Providence Journal reported …

Medical Marijuana Drives Down Prices in California

Wholesale marijuana prices in California have fallen from about $5,000 per pound in the Reagan era to less than $2,000 per pound today due in part to increased competition spurred by the state’s medical-marijuana laws, NPR reported May 15. “Outdoor …

Judge Orders Lohan to Wear Alcohol-Monitoring Bracelet

Hollywood’s current poster child for untreated addiction, actress Lindsay Lohan, has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, attend alcohol education classes, and submit to random weekly drug tests. …

Vodka in Skull Bottle Faces Ban

A premium vodka sold in a bottle shaped like a skull has been banned from sale in Ontario, Canada, where officials are concerned that the packaging could appeal to children, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported May 18. Crystal Head …

Rare Childhood Leukemia Tied to Drinking During Pregnancy

Children born to mothers who drank while pregnant were 56 percent more likely to develop a rare form of leukemia called AML, according to French researchers. Reuters reported May 6 that researcher Paule Latino-Martel and colleagues drew their conclusions from …

NY Statewide Leadership Training Institutes

ASAP is pleased to work with Join Together and NCADD to present a series of Statewide Leadership Training Institutes in NY. Through these trainings we hope to engage new grassroots leaders who will work to increase access to addiction prevention, treatment …

FDA Staff Concerned About Additive Designed to Combat Pain Drug’s Abuse

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staffers have questioned whether a proposed new drug that would add the B vitamin niacin to oxycodone in order to combat abuse would be effective and safe, Reuters reported April 20. In a summary written …

High-Alcohol Beer Coming to Stores in Calif., NYC

A Scottish microbrewery that has received intense criticism for marketing products with an alcohol content far exceeding popular brands is shipping one of its beers to select retailers in California and New York City, Time magazine reported April 10. BrewDog …

Prison Drug Treatment Programs Falling to Budget Axe

Budget crises are leading prisons nationwide to eliminate addiction treatment programs, according to the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and other experts. The Associated Press reported April 15 that Texas, Kansas, Iowa and Pennsylvania are among the states where prison …

Want Heart Benefits from Moderate Drinking? Quit Smoking

A number of studies have found that light or moderate drinking may promote coronary health, but any such benefits are wiped out by smoking, HealthDay News reported April 13. Researcher Yangmei Li of the Institute of Public Health at the …