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Legislators in at least ten states are considering bills that would require adults on various types of public assistance to submit to drug testing. Supporters

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Marin Institute extended the deadline for their 3rd annual ’Free the Bowl’ video contest until Jan. 27, at midnight. First prize is $1,000.

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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

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Therapeutic courts tailored for veterans of the armed forces are now in 29 states. Veterans treatment courts are designed to link participants with treatment for substance use and mental health issues, rather than simply repeatedly jailing them for their offenses.

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Although a new study suggests pregnant women who drink lightly do no harm to their babies, this outcome may have nothing to do with alcohol, experts say.

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“Flashblooding,” the act of injecting one heroin addict’s blood into another to share a high or ward off withdrawal, is becoming increasingly common in some

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About one in 10 people admitted to addiction treatment programs in 2008 misused prescription drugs, quadruple the rate reported in 1998, ABC News reported July

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A study on the expected impact of marijuana legalization in California predicts that the price of the drug would drop steeply, the Sacramento Bee reported

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Treatment programs need to meet the unique needs of methamphetamine users, researchers say … Pennsylvania is experimenting with high-tech alcohol vending machines … California’s NAACP chapter has endorsed a marijuana-legalization ballot initiativeYouthful marijuana use may or may not cause depression, but there seems to be an association between the two, a new study finds …

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Treatment for high blood pressure as a result of binge drinking has increased 74 percent in five years in the U.K., the Daily Mail reported

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