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Educators and middle- and high-school students are invited to participate in an informal national survey to measure the impact of alcohol advertising from the Super Bowl.

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Alarming numbers of adolescents and others are ending up in emergency rooms and mental hospitals after using “fake cocaine” — a powder legally sold as bath salts, The

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first warning letters to retailers for selling tobacco to minors, Reuters reported Jan. 7. The FDA was

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To reduce drunk driving, Nebraska’s Liquor Control Commission is considering a ban on drinking games sponsored by suppliers or bars, the Associated Press reported Jan.

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The key to successful substance abuse screening may be changing the way healthcare providers approach patients about it.

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Phusion Projects Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko — known to college students as ’blackout in a can’ — has suddenly gotten ’serious’ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses.

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pregnant woman smokingThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a call for all pregnant women to be screened for smoking, from the first office visit to term.


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coffee and newspaperTo an effort to increase evening traffic, Starbucks will be offering regional beer and wine in some of its stores.


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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives.


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If actress/starlet/addict Lindsay Lohan accomplishes nothing else in this life — and this seems increasingly probable — we’ll at least be able to say that she has sparked a conversation about the relative merits of drug treatment versus incarceration.

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