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Entries for May 2010

The Congressman who authored legislation to bar students with past drug convictions from getting federal education aid has resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a married staff member.
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The American Academy of Pediatricians has recommended that doctors screen all of their young patients for alcohol use starting in middle school.
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The threat of underage drinking and overconsumption of alcohol are among the reasons cited by backers of a bill in Congress that would ban direct shipments of wine to consumers.
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Addiction-treatment admissions have risen from 16 percent to 20 percent of all admissions in the last decade, and marijuana admissions have also ticked upwards even as cocaine admissions declined.
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Ronald J. Hunsicker, the longtime president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), has been fired by the group's board of directors.
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The War on Drugs, declared by President Nixon in 1970 and continued for the past four decades, has "not been successful," said Obama administration drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, echoing a common trope of the drug-policy reform movement.
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) sometimes manifests itself as an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions, a fact that has U.S. courts struggling to reconcile the medical science with justice in a number of criminal cases.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture once used the land in Virginia where the Pentagon now stands to grow hemp, a close cousin of the cannabis sativa plant that produces marijuana.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has plagued many U.S. veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars, but for British troops alcohol abuse seems to be the bigger problem.
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New York cops are nine times more likely to stop and search blacks and Latinos than whites, often citing nebulous “furtive movements” to justify pat-downs.
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