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Site for Alcohol’s Impact on the Brain Visualized

A new animal study suggests that alcohol affects the brain by binding with a specific location in the brain’s communication system, according to researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Researchers found an alcohol-binding location within the brain’s ion …

N.H. Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed legislation that would allow medical use of marijuana, leaving the final word to Gov. John Lynch, the Nashua Telegraph reported June 25.  Lynch said his biggest concern was whether or not the bill …

Arizona Legislators Consider Banning Methadone Users from Driving

Arizona’s state legislators debated this week the pros and cons of banning methadone users from driving, and in the end voted to amend the state’s DUI law to allow methadone users to drive only if they are taking their medication …

More College Students Dying from Drinking, NIAAA Reports

Alcohol-related deaths, heavy drinking and drunk driving are all increasing among U.S. college students, according to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Alcohol-related deaths among college students ages 18-24 rose from 1,440 in 1998 …

States Seek $150 Million More for Block Grant

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) is calling on House and Senate appropriators to increase funding of the federal addictions (SAPT) block grant by $150 million in FY2010. “The current economy poses even more challenges …

Ft. Hood Commander Orders Dinner at Home to Combat Stress

Series: Drugs and the Military Soldiers on leave from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan have been ordered to get home for dinner by the commander of the Army’s Fort Hood, who is looking for ways to cut soldiers’ stress, …

Senate, House Approve FDA Tobacco Bill

The U.S. Senate and House have voted in favor of a bill that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco and imposes new restrictions on tobacco marketing and ingredients, the Washington Post reported …

CDC Head Faces New Challenges in Fighting Smoking

The man who spearheaded New York City’s successful battle against smoking will face a much different political landscape as he takes the helm at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Associated Press reported June 6. Thomas Frieden …

Teen Drinkers Face Greater Alcohol Risks as Adults

New research suggests that individuals who begin drinking alcohol as teenagers are more likely than those who start drinking after age 21 to suffer alcohol-related harm as adults. Reuters reported June 5 that researchers Ralph Hingson and Wenxing Zha from …

N.J. Medical Marijuana Bill Moves to Full Assembly

Legislation to legalize the use of marijuana for “compassionate medical” purposes passed the New Jersey General Assembly’s Health and Senior Services Committee by an 8-1 vote, MSNBC reported June 5. The measure now goes to the full Assembly for consideration. …