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Recovery Advocates Call on U.S. Representatives to Join Addiction Caucus

Faces & Voices of Recovery is organizing recovery and treatment advocates to ask their U.S. Representatives in Congress to join an addiction caucus focused on substance use disorders treatment and recovery.

Obama Quit Smoking, First Lady Says

First Lady Michelle Obama says that her husband, President Barack Obama, has quit smoking, the Associated Press reported Feb. 8. “It’s been almost a year,” she said. She gave no details on how or when he quit. He had promised…

Obama Quit Smoking, First Lady Says

First Lady Michelle Obama says that her husband, President Barack Obama, has quit smoking.

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…

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.

Vast Majority of Americans Unaware of Improvements in Mental Health Coverage

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which went into effect in Jan. 2011, mandates that insurance companies provide the same coverage for mental health services as they do for physical health services. Yet, according to a American Psychological Association survey, only 10 percent of Americans have even heard of the law.

Australian Panel Recommends Warning Labels for Alcohol

The Australian government should put warning labels on alcohol in conjunction with a broad public health campaign addressing alcohol use, according to an advisory panel, The Age reported Jan. 29. Dr. Neal Blewett, a former health minister, led the panel…

Illinois: People of Color More Likely to Face Prison for Drug Crimes

An Illinois commission issued a report concluding that people of color facing low-level drug charges receive harsher and more frequent penalties than whites facing the same charges do, the Associated Press reported Jan. 31. Nearly one in five African-Americans charged…

Australian Panel Recommends Warning Labels for Alcohol

The Australian government should put warning labels on alcohol in conjunction with a broad public health campaign addressing alcohol use, according to an advisory panel.

Illinois: People of Color More Likely to Face Prison for Drug Crimes

An Illinois commission issued a report concluding that people of color facing low-level drug charges receive harsher and more frequent penalties than whites facing the same charges.

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