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7-Eleven has announced it will launch a new technology that will scan the code on the back of a customer’s driver license or identification card, in a move to prevent minors from purchasing alcohol, tobacco, potential inhalants and lottery tickets.

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Doesn’t having a beer in the afternoon when you’re at work sound pretty cool? Sure it does — but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

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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

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New research suggests that smoking is less prevalent in communities of color, and, among those who smoke, racial and ethnic “minorities” are more likely to

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For several decades, states have taken a “”nail ’em-and-jail ’em”” approach to drug offenders — but several states are now rolling back their punitive drug laws and investing in treatment.

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The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned five chemicals whose effects mimic marijuana, following through on an announcement it made last November, NPR reported

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Gil Kerlikowske, the White House ’drug czar,’ urged Fla. governor Rick Scott to reinstate a prescription drug-monitoring database he axed in this year’s state budget,

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Whether you are a consumer or a provider, SAMHSA’s Partners for Recovery Initiative can help you grasp the ins and outs of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the recently released Interim Final Rule.

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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

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Although national spending on mental health and substance abuse grew between 1986-2005, it accounts for a shrinking part of the part of the pie, according

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