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Rosenberg: ‘High tech meets high touch’

May 6, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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As the 2014 National Council for Behavioral Health conference opened Monday, those in attendance were reminded not only of what changes need to occur in the field, but also of the accomplishments made over the past decade.

Navy implements campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse

May 1, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The campaign, called "Prescription for Discharge," was developed after Navy administrators began noticing trends in the drug testing of sailors that proved prescription drugs were being misused.

FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations that appear to take middle ground

May 1, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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After last week’s announcement from the FDA of proposed new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products that had not yet been under its authority, various organizations and individuals have come forward with reactions reflecting...

Tenn. governor signs law that could yield arrests of substance-using women

April 30, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates are predicting legal challenges regarding now-signed Tennessee legislation that will subject some women who use substances while pregnant to arrest and prosecution.

AACAP announces policy statement opposing marijuana legalization

April 25, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports efforts to increase awareness of marijuana’s effects on adolescents and improve access to evidence-based treatment, rather than emphasis on criminal charges, for adolescents with cannabis...

Court says Alabama chemical endangerment law applies to unborn

April 23, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A decision this month by the Alabama Supreme Court led to an outcry from groups advocating substance use treatment services for pregnant women.

Eyes on Tennessee for action regarding pregnant substance users

April 17, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Numerous health and advocacy groups are urging Tennessee's governor to veto legislation that would expose pregnant women who use substances to arrest and jail time.

Making sense of reefer madness in Colorado

April 16, 2014  |  Marvin Ventrell, JD
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In the second installment of a two-part series, Marvin Ventrell concludes that where you stand on marijuana policy depends largely on where you sit.

STUDY: Marijuana use affects structure of the brain

April 16, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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A new study, conducted by a team of experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows that repeated marijuana smoking results in two neural regions being misshapen or enlarged.

HHS Secretary Sebelius resigns

April 11, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
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President Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Colorado's landmark marijuana experiment

April 10, 2014  |  Marvin Ventrell, JD
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A journey into the system reveals both dangers and opportunities.

MDs and the public weigh in on marijuana

April 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New opinion surveys of physicians and the general public show more support for medical uses of marijuana than for legalization of recreational use.

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