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Entries for October 2010

The Partnership at DrugFree.org, formerly known as The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, has a new celebrity spokesperson in actress Melissa Gilbert.
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Women who consume up to one drink per day reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) by 36 percent, according to a new study. Conversely, those who consume more than two drinks per day have a 15 percent increased risk of SCD.
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Eastern European teenagers, particularly girls, are closing the drinking gap with their Western European and American counterparts.
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One-quarter of American teens and young adults engage in binge drinking, new statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate.
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Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that changes the charge for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction.
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Alcohol makers worldwide don’t want Thailand to set a precedent by requiring large, graphic warning labels on all wine, beer, and liquor sold there.
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The Navy has signed a five-year contract with Hazelden to provide online recovery support services for sailors.
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Michigan has outlawed synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" and "K2."
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According to two comprehensive national surveys, more American men and women reported drinking in 2002 than had a decade before.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for an end to all tobacco ads, limits on alcohol and prescription drug ads, and for the entertainment industry to stop glamorizing smoking and drinking.
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