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.
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
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.
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 ?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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