Tag Archives: Underage

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 …

Maker of Tobacco Lozenges Seeks FDA Okay for ’Less Harmful’ Claim

A small Virginia company, Star Scientific, Inc., is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market one of its smokeless tobacco products as less harmful than other tobacco products, the Associated Press reported Jan. 4. Star Scientific …

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. " …

Drug Court Professionals Use Facebook to Spread Word

To promote drug courts worldwide, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) has created a Facebook page called All Rise. …

Ob-Gyns Urged to Screen Pregnant Women for Smoking

The 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. …

Improving Compliance: New Long-Term Treatments for Opioid Addiction on Horizon

Compliance to daily drug regimens has been an ongoing challenge in opioid-addiction treatment, but, emerging long-term therapies may provide an effective solution. …

Expert on American Drug-Control Policy Dies at 74

David F. Musto, M.D., author of a pioneering history of drug-control policy and a former advisor on drug control to the Carter Administration, died Oct. 8. …

HBO Advertising Prohibition Show in Liquor Store Windows

Time Warner’s HBO network is advertising a new TV show about Prohibition in liquor stores, raising awkward questions about whether it is in effect marketing alcohol to minors. …

What’s Wrong with Binge Drinking? Plenty.

Let’s start with the bad news: binge drinking is strongly correlated with dangerous driving, assault, risky sex and long-term illness. That’s according to TIME magazine, which got its information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

More Courts for Diverting Veterans to Treatment

Therapeutic courts tailored for veterans of the armed forces are now in 29 states. Veterans treatment courts are designed to link participants with treatment for substance use and mental health issues, rather than simply repeatedly jailing them for their offenses. …