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Treatment admissions for prescription-drug problems have tripled in recent years, SAMHSA reports … Putting teens in group therapy with heavy users can lead to more youth drug use … A bid to repeal the state’s new alcohol tax will be the first thing Massachusetts voters will see on the ballot this fall … “Token clubs” provide a safe haven for sober socializing …

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SAMHSA administrator Pamela Hyde reopened the long-running discussion on use of addiction and mental health language in an article in the March/April 2010 issue of SAMHSA News, where she asked readers to submit their suggestions and feedback on certain terms commonly used to describe addiction and mental illness.

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A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that small molecules called microRNA seem to play a role in regulating

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Methamphetamine users have unique treatment needs but typically receive the same type of therapy as those addicted to other drugs, the San Francisco Chronicle reported

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To use some soccer terminology, this week’s Supreme Court decision on a landmark tobacco racketeering case was a draw. The high court’s refusal to review

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A Massachusetts bill authorizing licenses for three casinos in the state includes a provision to allow smoking in up to 25 percent of gaming areas,

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Congress last year lifted a longstanding ban on use of public money to support medical marijuana in Washington, D.C., but now a pair of Republican

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The longtime head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, is stepping down in July, and the leading candidate to replace him reportedly is Yuri Fedotov, currently Russia’s ambassador to the U.K.

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Sarah Palin said that she does not support marijuana legalization but seemed to offer some support for decriminalization of the drug. CBS News reported June

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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

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