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Entries for October 2010

Peter Mercer, president of New Jersey’s Ramapo College, has banned caffeinated alcoholic beverages on campus after a rash of hospitalizations among students consuming them.
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A broad coalition of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), employers, federal officials, researchers, and behavioral health care providers wants to see EAPs screen and provide brief intervention for problem drinking on a routine basis by October 2011.
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Local officials in Washington state say that two proposed initiatives to deregulate the state's liquor industry would shrink their budgets.
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The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) released a white paper outlining the successes and challenges faced by model programs aimed at integrating substance abuse services into primary care -- which may serve as a much-needed 'roadmap' for new integration projects across the country.
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Children five years old and younger account for 69 percent of visits made to the emergency room in 2008 for accidental ingestion of drugs, according to a new report from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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Hazelden has launched a newly enhanced Sober24, the online social media site that helps people throughout the world maintain their recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.
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National efforts to curb substance abuse in Canada are seeing a return on investment, according to a recent report.
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A new study found buphrenorphine implants safely reduce cravings and illegal drug use in opioid-dependent people.
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In a 12-1 vote, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Vivitrol to treat addiction to opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers.
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More than 80 percent of alcohol problems that occur following disasters are among people with a pre-existing or ongoing drinking problem.
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