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Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 73 Years of Aiding Recovery

Bill Wilson and Bob Smith created Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) 73 years ago, but the program is stronger than ever. …

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Religiosity Counters Teen Marijuana Use

A new study of nearly 20,000 teens conducted by researchers from Brigham Young University found that those who are frequent churchgoers and who consider religion as highly important were half as likely to use marijuana or succumb to peer pressure to smoke and drink. …

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GAO Report Criticizes ONDCP Evaluation of Drug-Free Communities Grantees

The federal Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) set up its own process for determining grant eligibility for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program that resulted in an inability to "show that only eligible coalitions received grants in accordance with the Drug-Free Communities Support Program's statutory framework," according to a recently released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). …

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Teen Substance Use Down in 'Drug Free Communities'

The Office of National Drug Control Policy says that alcohol, tobacco and other drug use rates were lower in cities and towns with coalitions funded by the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program. …

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Mormon Church Statement on Alcohol Buoys Utah Officials

A statement suggesting compromise on alcohol regulation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives some hope to Utah officials seeking a change in state liquor laws. …

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ONDCP Awards Drug-Free Communities Grants

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grants totaling $24.4 million were awarded to 199 community coalitions nationally late last month. …

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New Toolkit to Influence Decision-Makers on Drinking Age

To help community coalitions in their efforts, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has developed a Support 21 Community Toolkit. …

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Beer Distributor Makes Nice, N.H. Youth Group Prevails

A meeting between leaders of a New Hampshire youth group and a beer distributor whose employees reacted angrily to youths' placement of warning labels stuck on its products has led to amicable words about the groups working toward the same goal of preventing underage drinking. …

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CADCA's Dose of Prevention Award

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is now accepting applications for the new Dose of Prevention Award. …

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Beer Distributor to Meet with Youth Group Over Disputed Warning Labels

A distributor of Anheuser-Busch products to New Hampshire grocery stores will meet in person with members of the Youth to Youth program on Aug. 18 to discuss a warning label campaign that led to a dispute between the youth group and distributor employees at two Dover, N.H., locations. …

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