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CADCA to establish drug-free coalitions in Italy

October 29, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is partnering with the Italian government and will be using its current model to build anti-drug coalitions in select Italian communities.

Three states' voters to consider marijuana legalization Nov. 6

October 8, 2012  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Early polls have shown solid support in Colorado and Washington state for initiatives that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and regulate the drug in a manner similar to alcohol.

ONDCP representative talks funding, insurance and prevention

October 4, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) explains some of the federal government's plans to combat and prevent drug abuse.

U.S. Senator joins Toledo pharmacy owner to outline legislation to crack down on prescription drug abuse

September 17, 2012  | 
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown outlines new plan to toughen sentences and give law enforcement new resources to combat growing Rx drug theft.

FARR Reaching Vision

September 17, 2012  |  Beth Fisher
Florida is a long time hot bed of controversy for 'sober homes', 'halfway' and '3/4 houses'. A much needed association organizing under the umbrella of 'Recovery Residences' and standards for them is rapidly emerging.

New report says anti-smoking legislation is necessary in order for nicotine addiction to go up in smoke

August 15, 2012  | 
New report by GBI Research shows statistics of nicotine addiction and says legislation is vital to enabling patients access to the proper tools they need to combat the addiction.

Latest expert summary from RIA explains dangers of bath salts

August 13, 2012  | 
New fact sheets have been released that give in-depth information about bath salts including statistics and dangers.

Fetal alcohol syndrome and the law

July 21, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Texas capital punishment case last week has intensified the discussion of whether fetal alcohol syndrome should be seen as reducing a criminal offender's culpability.

Uncertainty over Medicaid not diminishing magnitude of Court vote

June 28, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A leading lobbyist on addiction and recovery issues says a historic affirmation of behavioral health benefits as part of mainstream medicine stands as the most important message from the Supreme Court's ACA decision.

Addiction leaders express relief that ACA survives

June 28, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
After the highest court in the land issued a momentous decision on the health care reform law, some addiction field leaders reacted quickly with a mixture of glee and relief.

State Legislation: When are the Therapeutic Needs of LGBTs Secondary to Counselors' Religious Convictions?

June 9, 2012  |  Michael Shelton
Arizona and Michigan decide counselors' "sincerely held religious beliefs" are more important than their LGBT clients' therapeutic needs. More state battles are looming.

Prescription abuse summit will be solution-oriented

April 5, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Treatment professionals, national and state policy leaders, and law enforcement officials will be among those convening in Florida this month for an event that organizers vow will take a solution-focused approach to the subject of rampant prescription drug...


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