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Drinking at Work on the Rise in Silicon Valley

Doesn’t having a beer in the afternoon when you’re at work sound pretty cool? Sure it does -- but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. …

Alan Marlatt, Harm-Reduction Pioneer, Dies at 69

The addictions field has lost a pioneer: G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., renowned researcher and harm-reduction advocate, died on March 14 at age 69. …

Proposed Federal Bill Supports Pill Mill Databases

A Florida congressman has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives intended to curb prescription drug abuse and eliminate pain clinics that illegally dispense narcotic pain medications, even as legislators in his home state fight over a similar …

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. …

Hackademy Awards Name Smokiest and Smokeless Movies of the Year

"There were no glittering stars getting out of limousines, but there was a red carpet, and there were still winners and losers at the 16th annual Hackademy Awards, spotlighting 2010’s smokiest – and smoke-free – movies." …

Marin Institute: Beer Tax Increases Long Overdue in 12 States

"Budget deficits bedevil nearly every state, yet six states have not raised their beer taxes in 50 years or more, according to Marin Institute’s Neglected & Outdated Beer Taxes Map. Wyoming, in fact, hasn’t raised its beer tax since 1935, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving his first term as president. " …

Drug Court Tests Recovery App for Smartphones

"Researchers are pilot-testing a smartphone application in an adult drug court program in Massachusetts to find out if it can help participants be more successful. " …

Teen Problem Drinking Not a Phase, Study Shows

A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that drinking problems in teens is not “just a phase,” but strongly predicts they will be alcohol dependent in their twenties, CNN Health reported Feb. 15. Researchers assessed the …

Study: Marijuana Linked to Early Onset of Psychosis

A new study suggests marijuana may accelerate the onset of psychotic disorders in some young users, Reuters reported Feb. 7. Matthew Large and colleagues at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, along with investigators at two U.S. sites, …

Big Tobacco Stalls Statements in Federal Lawsuit

As part of an ongoing lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Justice wants tobacco companies to issue public statements written by the department about the dangers of tobacco, but the companies in the suit want to edit them before they are …