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Military Families Targeted by New Prevention Campaign

A trio of organizations is sponsoring a new campaign intended to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse among the children of military families, the Associated Press reported Sept. 30. The Time to Talk online educational campaign hopes to encourage military …

NIDA Announces 2009 Avant-Garde Awards for Innovative HIV/AIDS Research

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has chosen four researchers to receive its 2009 Avant-Garde Awards for HIV/AIDS research on prevention and treatment among illicit-drug users. Each award winner will receive $500,000 annual grants over five years. This year’s …

Lawmakers Urged to Include Parity in Healthcare Reform

A new poll finds strong public support for including addiction coverage in national healthcare reform, and advocates are calling on the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to incorporate the core provisions of the Wellstone addiction and mental health parity …

Calif. Faces Deadline for Reducing Inmate Population by 40,000

The state of California is under court order to submit plans by Sept. 18 for reducing its prison population by 40,000 inmates — a plan that advocates hope will include more alternatives to incarceration, including addiction treatment services. The Washington …

U.N.: Afghan Opium Crop Shrinks

Illegal opium crops in Afghanistan have declined significantly as a result of “more aggressive” efforts by U.S. and NATO forces, according to an annual study by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, USA Today reported Sept. 2. For the …

More Marijuana Plantations Being Found on U.S. Public Lands

U.S. authorities have found illicit marijuana crops growing in 61 national forests in 16 states this year, from California to Virginia, the Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 3. That’s up sharply from last year, when marijuana was found growing in …

Study: Drink Specials Encourage Heavy Drinking

Researchers who studied the relationship between alcohol cost and intoxication concluded that drink specials encourage high levels of consumption, rather than just attracting customers to bars as some in the hospitality industry contend. The New York Times reported Sept. 2 …

Binge Drinkers Often Drive Drunk, Researchers Say

A study of 14,000 binge drinkers found that 12 percent admitted driving after their most recent episode of heavy alcohol consumption, the Associated Press reported Sept. 1. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found …

Penn State Named Top Party School

The annual Princeton Review list of best colleges in the U.S. has listed Penn State as both the nation’s top “party school” and the school where students quaff the most beer. USA Today reported July 27 that the rankings in …

Study: SBI Can Work in Community Hospitals

Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol and other drug problems can be effectively implemented in community hospitals if certain barriers are addressed and overcome, according to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital. Most past research on SBI has been conducted …