Tag Archives: Opiates

Supply of Anti-Smoking Drug Runs Out After Japan Raises Cigarette Tax

A Japanese cigarette tax increase intended to get smokers to quit has been so successful that supplies of an anti-smoking drug ran out twelve days after the tax hike, The New York Times reported Jan. 3. The tax, which went …

No Phoolin’: Four Loko’s Phusion Projects Wants ’Responsible Drinking’

Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko -- known to college students as ’blackout in a can’ -- has suddenly gotten ’serious’ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses. …

Authority and Leadership in Recovery from Addiction: Learning from Experience

Want to learn more about your "reactions to exercising and encountering authority," and how they intersect with recovery from addiction? Then you might be interested in an experiential learning conference being held in Chicago in January. …

SAMHSA Seeks Public Comment on Eight Strategic Initiatives

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives. …

Drug Policy: The Lindsey Lohan Effect

If actress/starlet/addict Lindsay Lohan accomplishes nothing else in this life -- and this seems increasingly probable -- we’ll at least be able to say that she has sparked a conversation about the relative merits of drug treatment versus incarceration. …

Join Together News Roundup for July 28, 2010

Impaired driving by people using legal prescription drugs is hard to detect and prosecute, experts say ... Most doctors say they don’t report colleagues they know are impaired by alcohol or other drugs ... A U.S. ban on sales of clove cigarettes could be undone by international trade agreements ... …

Times Profiles Oakland Hero Doc

Diana Sylvestre, M.D., an Oakland, Calif., physician and Harvard Medical School grad, has devoted her practice to treating drug addicts, former addicts and others who have been infected with Hepatitis C. …

More Californians Oppose Marijuana Legalization

A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, the Los Angeles Times reported July 10. The latest Field Poll found that 48 percent of likely voters opposed Proposition 19, while …

Ohio Tobacco Funding Case Reaches State Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week over the fate of the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation, which was stripped of its funding by state lawmakers, the Associated Press reported July 6. Lawyers for the foundation …

Join Together News Roundup for June 25, 2010

People in recovery need to deal with their stress to avoid relapse, a new study says ... Most evangelical leaders don’t drink, and those who do say they imbibe in moderation ... Colorado Springs, Colo., has collected more than $123,000 in taxes on medical marijuana in 2010 ... Pregnant women who smoke experience more pelvic pain, researchers say ... …