Tag Archives: Opiates

Concern in Wisconsin over Suboxone-Related Deaths

The recent Suboxone-related deaths of two Milwaukee-area residents has drawn negative attention to federal rules that allow patients to use the buprenorphine-based drug at home, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported April 2. Some local officials blame wider availability of the …

NYC Unveils More Hard-Hitting Stop-Smoking Ads

New ads from the New York City Department of Health try to convince smokers to quit for the sake of their children. But some observers say the ads — which feature a crying child lost in a train station — …

More Finance Executives Seeking Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment centers are seeing an influx of financial executives as the economic downturn takes a toll on personal and professional lives, Reuters reported March 24. “We absolutely do see more people coming in naming either a job loss or …

Fears of Cartel Alliance Mount in Mexico

At least two of Mexico’s three leading drug cartels may be negotiating a truce as they try to fend off a government crackdown, Fox News reported March 12. Experts say the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels may be seeking an alliance …

’Father Martin’ Dead at 84

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, founder of Father Martin’s Ashley treatment program and author of the book ’Chalk Talks on Alcohol,’ died this week of heart failure at age 84. The Los Angeles Times reported March 10 that Martin, a …

N.Y. Senate Delays Action on Rockefeller Drug Laws

Backers of a bill that would repeal the remainder of New York’s Rockefeller-era drug laws have decided to alter their approach to getting the bill passed in hopes of avoiding charges of being soft on crime, the Albany Times-Union reported …

New PATS Study: More Teens ’Learning a Lot’ about Drug Risks From Parents

NEW YORK, NY – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced findings from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), which revealed the first major increase in the number of teens who reported “learning a lot” about the risks of drugs …

’Hackademy Awards’ Raise Hackles

The ’winners’ at the ’Hackademy Awards’ differed from the films honored at this week’s Oscars — and the recipients didn’t show up to pick up their awards. But the name of the program, designed to raise awareness about smoking in …

Smoking Causes Immune System to Attack Lung Tissue, Researchers Say

Cigarette smoke can cause the body’s immune system to attack lung tissue, causing damage that can lead to respiratory diseases, according to research from the University of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Feb. 17 that researchers led by Michael Borchers …

Classroom Lesson to Help Teens Analyze ’March Madness’ Beer Ads

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Campaign for Alcohol-Free Sports TV has teamed up with Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem, to provide educators with a free classroom lesson encouraging students to analyze beer ads aired during …