Tag Archives: Legislators

Mexican President Defends Anti-Drug Efforts, Indicts U.S.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon this week compared the United States to a drug addict as he sought to shore up support for his antidrug efforts at home. “It is as though we have a neighbor next door who is the …

Nice Naltrexone Success Story

Following up on the recent National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) meeting in the Hub, the Boston Herald has a nice article attesting to the effectiveness of naltrexone treatment. …

Register for CADCA’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute

More than 1,000 drug abuse prevention leaders from across the country will convene in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 26-29, 2010 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute. CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is the only intensive, coalition-specific …

S.F. Tobacco Sales Ban Back in Court

A constitutional challenge to a San Francisco law banning tobacco sales at pharmacies has been reinstated by a state appeals court, the Associated Press reported June 9. The suit filed by the Walgreen drug-store chain may have merit because the …

’Icing’ Drinking Game Goes Viral; Smirnoff Denies Responsibility

From college campuses across the U.S. to Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, “icing” has become the first viral drinking game of the modern era, the New York Times reported June 8. A modification of “tag” involving alcohol, players “ice” one another …

Laura Nissen to Depart Reclaiming Futures

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Reclaiming Futures project is beginning to transition from the relatively secure world of foundation funding to the more arduous task of seeking multiple sources of support, but will have to find its way without the stewardship of longtime national program director Laura Nissen. Nissen announced on June 7 that she plans to step down in May 2011 once a successor is in place, citing a desire to "concentrate on teaching and research in my role as a faculty member at the School of Social Work at Portland State University." …

U.S. AG Holder Calls Drug Courts ’Top Priority’

Drug courts should be more widely available to offenders, including juveniles, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said during an address at a National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) meeting last week in Boston. The Boston Globe reported June 4 that …

Ohio Senate OKs Guns-in-Bars Bill

The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol, Vindy.com reported May 29. The new law, if ratified by the House and governor, would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take weapons into bars and …

3rd Annual Mass. Advocacy Leadership Training Institutes

You are cordially invited to apply to participate in a free one-day Advocacy Leadership Training Institute. The Institute is for anyone who is concerned about alcohol and other drug addiction in Massachusetts. A distinguished faculty of state and legislative officials, executives …

Cops Group Defends Tobacco Industry

Something called the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) -- which claims to be "the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice" -- apparently feels that Big Tobacco needs police protection from bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …