Tag Archives: Perinatal

Texas Urged to Build on Prison Treatment System

Texas serves as a national model for providing addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs to prison inmates, but could do even more to cut recidivism rates and divert offenders from prison to treatment, according to former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. The …

Pattern of Prenatal Drinking a Better Predictor of Child Performance

A metric derived by using multiple screening tools on perinatal alcohol use better predicted childhood behavioral problems than using any single measure of maternal alcohol consumption, such as binge-drinking occasions or weekly alcohol consumption, according to researchers studying fetal alcohol …

Army Suicide Rate at 30-Year Peak

The suicide rate among U.S. soldiers reached a 30-year high in 2008, surpassing the civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War, the New York Times reported Jan. 30. The U.S. Army reported at least 128 suicides among …

Iowa Meth Legislation Leads to Decline in Prison Population

Iowa legislation restricting the over-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine has led to the shutting down of methamphetamine labs and an overall reduction in the state’s prison population, the Des Moines Register reported Jan. 25. A new report from the Iowa Division of …

U.S. Supreme Court to Review School Strip-Search Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide whether allowing schools to conduct strip-searches is a reasonable way to prevent drug use in schools; the court is reviewing a case where a school official ordered a strip-search of a middle-school …

CSPI: NCAA Alcohol Advertising Policies Not Restrictive, Despite Claim

CSPI Study Reveals More Beer Ads, Lax Policies than Other Televised Sporting Events Despite its claim that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has the most “conservative and restrictive approach” with regard to alcohol advertising of any sporting organization, an analysis …