Tag Archives: State Government

Research Society on Alcoholism Honors Robert Zucker, Ph.D.

Robert A. Zucker, director of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, will receive the 2010 Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award -- the group’s highest honor, according to a June 15 announcement. Zucker has directed the Michigan Longitudinal Study -- which tracks the alcohol and other drug use histories of 2,200 people in 460 families -- for the past 26 years, as well as conducting research into gene-based environmental relationships and the neural circuitry underlying addiction risk. …

Nearly One in 10 Montana Parolees Has Medical Marijuana Card

Medical-marijuana cards are carried by 1.25 percent of the general population in Montana but about 9 percent of parolees in the state, the Helena Air reported May 31. The data from the Montana Department of Corrections led deputy Missoula County …

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. …

Join Together News Roundup for June 14, 2010

Here’s one way to separate the sick from the stoners: A California doctor is promoting a form of medical marijuana he claims is more therapeutic -- but won’t get you high ... Isn’t that special: Researchers say that frequent users of ketamine (a.k.a. Special K) can develop incontinence ? Professional poker players are renowned for their stamina and focus -- but some may be using drugs to gain an edge at the table ? Yet another report finds fewer heart-attack hospitalizations after public smoking bans -- this time in London ? …

U.K. Heart Attack Admissions Fall After Smoking Ban

Hospitals in the U.K. admitted about 100 fewer heart-attack victims each month after a ban on indoor smoking went into effect in July 2007, the Times of London reported June 9. Researchers examined data on all adult hospital admissions in …

William White Papers Now Online

The collected papers of William White, an important author and historian in the addiction treatment and recovery field, are now online in a new website devoted to his writings. …

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 …

Women’s Addiction and Recovery Conference: ’Thriving in Changing Times’

Invigorators and Teas? This is surely not your typical conference. Grounded in "principles of recovery and gender-responsive, trauma-informed care," the 4th National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery will include: "Expert Teas" (small groups gathering in a ’living-room environment ... to discuss and problem-solve with recognized experts’); "Invigorators" (40-minute sessions designed to energize participants around a given topic); Facilitated Discussions; Mini Plenaries, big-name speakers and more. You still have a couple of days to register at their "early bird" rate (through June 15). Or get two people from the same organization to attend to lighten the load on your wallets. …

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 …

Join Together News Roundup for June 9, 2010

Have you been ’iced’? Smirnoff says don’t blame us for the viral game ... About half of Californians say they support marijuana legalization, but that may not be good news for supporters of the ballot question ... New Jersey medical-marijuana backers say they’ll brook no delay in implementing a new state law ... Relabeling loose cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco has allowed the industry to avoid $250 million in taxes ... …