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Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 14, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Study: Washington parents have information gap around marijuana law

April 6, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey conducted less than a year after Washington state voters adopted a marijuana legalization initiative found that many parents knew little about key details of the law.

Young People in Recovery broadens its advocacy base

March 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The grassroots advocacy organization Young People in Recovery is inviting participation from those affected by another's addiction.

Public campaign seeks to erase misconceptions about Colorado marijuana law

February 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Colorado public health officials are taking an engaging approach to educating citizens about the do's and don'ts of the recreational marijuana initiative they adopted in 2012.

Analysis of possible marijuana legalization in Vermont does not take black-or-white view

January 19, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report analyzing the pros and cons of marijuana legalization for Vermont tries to identify a middle ground between prohibition and Colorado- or Washington-style legalization.

Readers delved into difficult policy issues in 2014

January 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Management ethics and marijuana policy ranked among the most prominent topics for readers of Addiction Professional's online content in 2014.

Early projection from Faces & Voices director: Policy over process

December 13, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Patty McCarthy Metcalf expects to hit the ground running when she takes over as Faces & Voices of Recovery director on Dec. 29, as she looks to re-energize collaborations and keep a close eye on public policy.

New NAATP chief must earn trust

November 13, 2014  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Michael Walsh helped to change the face of NAATP in his two year role as president and CEO. Now he hopes the work he began will continue into the future under a new leader.

Rising tide: Voters in Oregon, Alaska approve pot legalization

November 5, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With voters in four states now having approved legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, many are anticipating an even more intensive advocacy fight on this issue in 2016.

Mixed prospects for next week's marijuana ballot initiatives

October 29, 2014  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Among the initiatives on next week's election ballots across the country, a marijuana legalization measure in Oregon seems headed to passage, while a similar initiative in Alaska faces likely defeat.

Women's advocate warns of consequences from Colo. 'personhood' amendment

October 28, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National Advocates for Pregnant Women believes that passage of Amendment 67 in Colorado would subject some women to arrest and prosecution for drinking or smoking during pregnancy.

As targeted Fla. sober home closes, attention shifts to legislation, regulation

October 22, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An ongoing investigation of Florida recovery residences and addiction treatment organizations could be paving the way for a number of potential legislative and regulatory actions.

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