Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Study Finds Men More Likely Than Women to Develop Substance Use Disorders

Men are more likely than women to develop substance use disorders, while women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression, a new study finds. …

Commentary: Prescription Drug Abuse: Unique Challenge for Law Enforcement

Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, explains that prescription drug abuse is unlike any other type of drug addiction. People who wouldn’t dream of smoking marijuana or snorting cocaine can find themselves addicted to painkillers that have been prescribed by their doctor. …

The Prescription Drug Epidemic: A Federal Judge’s Perspective

It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that we have a prescription drug problem in the United States. As I see it, however, we are not devoting our attention to the real root of the problem. …

Most States Have Axed Mental Health Funds, Report Finds

Two out of three states have made deep cuts in general fund spending on mental health care in the past two years, Reuters reported March 9. According to a report released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), two-thirds …

You’re Invited: SAMHSA Advisory Committees to Meet Jointly

All six Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) advisory committees will be meeting jointly on Mar. 29 -- and you’re invited. …

Maine Could Eliminate Residential Treatment

Budget cuts in Maine may soon force the closure of 10 out of 13 residential treatment centers, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported March 9. Maine governor Paul Le Page is proposing to cut $5.6 million from the state’s substance …

N.M. Okays Beer Pong in Bars

New Mexico has ruled that beer pong can be played again in local bars as long as the games don’t involve drinking alcohol or gambling, the Portales News-Tribune reported Feb. 28. “It’s against the law for [liquor] licensees to allow …

U.N. Says Designer Drugs a Global Threat

When it comes to controlling the harmful effects of drugs, governments worldwide have a long “to-do” list, according to a watchdog group at the United Nations. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has issued its annual report with a number …

Video PSA Contests for Young Adults: Prevent Substance Abuse, Promote Emotional Well-Being

Know any creative individuals over 18 who would be interested in participating in a video contest to promote alcohol and drug abuse prevention and positive mental health? …

Federal Anti-Drug Campaign Reduces Teen Marijuana Use

A new study led by a researcher at Ohio State University provides evidence that the federal anti-drug campaign, “Above the Influence,” successfully stops some adolescents from using marijuana, according to a university press release. The study focused on the “Above …