Tag Archives: Taxation

NASADAD Urges Congress to Include Block Grant in Stimulus Package

The economic stimulus package being considered by Congress should include an increase of at least $100 million for the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant as well as more funding for addiction services under the Medicaid program, …

More States Using Tobacco Money to Patch Budget Gaps

Florida’s plan to raid a tobacco endowment fund to plug state budgetary gaps is the most recent example of money from the nationwide tobacco settlement being used by states for non health-related purposes, the New York Times reported Jan. 13. …

New Mexico Puts Medical Marijuana Regulations in Place

The state of New Mexico will issue ID cards to medical-marijuana users, allow qualified patients to grow their own marijuana, and permit nonprofit groups to produce and distribute the drug to medical users under final regulations released last week. The Denver …

Less Than One in Five Inmates Needing Addiction Treatment Gets Help, NIDA Reports

Half of all prison inmates are dependent on drugs — including many incarcerated on non drug-related offenses — but less than 20 percent get the treatment they need, according to a new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse …

Images of Smoking May Trigger Relapse

New research from Duke University shows that visual cues — such as images of people smoking — may promote relapse among those trying to quit, MSNBC reported Jan. 6. Scientists looked at scans of smokers’ brains before and 24 hours …

Insufficient Dopamine Control Related to Risk-Taking

Individuals who have fewer dopamine “auto-receptors” — which control the release of the brain chemical — may be more prone to risk-taking, researchers say. HealthDay News reported Dec. 30 that individuals with a deficiency of dopamine auto-receptors experience higher levels …