Tag Archives: Trends

Wealthier Teens More Likely to Drink Alcohol, U.K. Study Finds

Researchers in the U.K have found that teens from more affluent families are more likely to drink than teens in poverty, although having a mother with a higher level of education is a protective factor for teens at any income …

You’re Invited: SAMHSA Advisory Committees to Meet Jointly

All six Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) advisory committees will be meeting jointly on Mar. 29 -- and you’re invited. …

Talking Teen Drinking: MADD and ER Docs Release Handbook for Parents

Talking with teens about alcohol and drinking can be difficult for parents -- but emergency room doctors and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) just made it a little easier. …

U.S. Program Pays Addicted Britons to Use Birth Control

A U.S. charity that had planned to pay British women abusing drugs to be sterilized is now paying them to have birth control devices implanted, BBC News reported Mar. 8. In early 2010, Project Prevention, a charity based in North …

Beer Is Alcohol, Russia Finally Says

The Russian parliament has moved to legally classify beer as alcohol for the first time, the Telegraph reported Feb. 23. It is currently classified as food. Part of a new government campaign limiting advertising and night-time sales of other forms …

Tax ’Alcopops’ as Liquor, Not Beer, Nebraska Judge Rules

In a lawsuit brought by groups fighting underage drinking, a Nebraska judge has ruled that “alcopops” should be taxed like distilled spirits, not like beer, The Associated Press reported Feb. 17. “Alcopops” are brewed malt beverages with distilled spirits added …

Ill. Gov. Eliminates Funding for Treatment and Prevention

The state of Illinois will cease to fund alcohol and drug treatment and prevention programs as of March 15, the News-Gazette reported Feb. 19. The cuts are part of Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed 2012 budget. The cuts are scheduled to …

Fla. Gov. Slashes ’Pill Mill’ Database

In a move that surprised officials in multiple states, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited “pill mill” database designed to combat prescription drug abuse, The Orlando Sentinel reported Feb. 8. A 2009 law passed by the Florida legislature …

Free Webinar on Third Party Billing

NIATx is offering a free webinar on best practices in third-party billing. …

Addiction Professionals Say Health Reform May Not Increase Access to Treatment

A 2010 survey of substance abuse treatment providers showed a field that expects continued barriers to patient access despite health care reform, especially as funding sources change, Addiction Professional magazine reported Nov. 1, 2010. The 27-item online survey, which was …