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Entries for May 2010

Legislation that would have required first-time drunk driving offenders in Maryland to use an ignition interlock Breathalyzer in their vehicles has died after an influential House committee chairman suggested applying the mandate only to drivers registering a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.
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Respected addiction researcher Tom McLellan has announced that he will resign as deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) this summer.
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The Obama administration's drug czar went to Capitol Hill this week promising a new approach to reducing drug use and its consequences, but the chairman of a House oversight committee and other panelists sharply challenged the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) chief to match the words with deeds.
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A number of studies have found that light or moderate drinking may promote coronary health, but any such benefits are wiped out by smoking.
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Risk of developing benign breast disease increases five-fold among women who drank alcohol six or seven days a week during their teens and early 20s, according to research from the National Cancer Institute.
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A history of marijuana use still counts as an unsavory mark on football players coming out of college and entering the National Football League (NFL) draft, but NFL personnel officials say that use of the drug has become so widespread that it has almost become discounted as a measuring stick of a player's character.
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If you are struggling with an addiction and felt particularly uplifted last weekend, it could be because Christians worldwide were praying for your recovery.
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As memories of Woodstock-era acid trips fade from memory, researchers are revisiting hallucinogenic drugs as possible treatments for addiction and mental illness.
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The state of Virginia's alcohol regulatory board was within its rights to ban college newspapers from running alcohol-related advertising, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled.
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Moderate drinking could slow the progress of rheumatoid arthritis over the course of decades -- not enough to make an immediate, noticable impact but perhaps beneficial in the long-term, researchers from Switzerland said in a new report.
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