Tag Archives: Trends

North Carolina: The True Cost of Privatizing Liquor Sales

There’s always room for fine-tuning regulatory systems. But when it comes to alcohol, the free market isn’t cheaper. …

N.J. Senator Backs Treatment and Early-Release for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

New Jersey’s nonviolent offenders with addiction disorders could be eligible for early release from prison — with continued substance abuse treatment — under proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union), NJ.com reported Jan. 6. Lesniak’s “Earn Your Way Out” program, …

Survey: Dramatic Decline in Teen Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages

New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) — the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention …

Addiction Webcast Goes Off the Air

"The Afflicted and Affected, an internet show focused on addiction, is shutting down after three years, according to an announcement released Jan. 4. " …

Three Communities Awarded $4.1 Million to Develop ’Reclaiming Futures’ Model Juvenile Drug Courts

Two federal agencies and a private foundation have awarded $4.1 million to three communities to create or develop juvenile drug courts using the Reclaiming Futures model to serve youth struggling with alcohol, drugs, and crime. …

TRI Launches Research Center for Parents

The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) is launching a new research center to translate evidence-based research into specific strategies and tools that will help parents better help their teen-aged children who are struggling with substance abuse problems. …

Google to Allow Hard Alcohol Advertising

Google has shifted its Adwords advertising policy to allow advertisers to sell hard alcohol. …

Prescriptions for Some Cold Medicines Could Stop Meth

The easiest way to stop meth use would be to make a key ingredient available only by prescription, according to Rob Bovett, a district attorney from Oregon. …

Momentum Builds Against Alcohol Energy Drinks

The onslaught of national attention to Alcohol Energy Drinks (AEDs), dubbed "blackout in a can" by many, continues to pick up steam. Here’s a quick overview of what’s going on, with links to some of the most interesting news coverage and advocacy efforts this week. …

Tobacco, Nicotine Good for Something After All: Pesticide

Turns out that researchers looking to help tobacco farmers have found a new use for tobacco and nicotine -- as a pesticide. …