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Entries for May 2010

Parents who suspect that their kids are using drugs can now rent a retired drug dog from a Chandler, Ariz., woman to help sniff out evidence.
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A Scottish microbrewery that has received intense criticism for marketing products with an alcohol content far exceeding popular brands is shipping one of its beers to select retailers in California and New York City.
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This month, AlcoholScreening.org was re-launched with expanded intervention tools that not only help drinkers identify unhealthy drinking patterns but assist them in developing a personal action plan to change their behavior.
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Referring to cases of prescription opiate addiction in his home state of Massachusetts as 'an epidemic,' U.S. Rep. William Delahunt this month brought together members of affected groups to brainstorm about ways Washington could help the state achieve solutions.
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Recent reports based on confidential government data indicate that deaths resulting from the Mexican government’s three-year attack against drug cartels far exceed previously cited estimates.
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Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has signed legislation that will require bar owners to report underage drinking or other illegal activity that occurs on property they own adjacent to their establishments. The new law, taking effect July 1, also clarifies age classifications for the state’s public drinking and open container laws.
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Moderate alcohol consumption among young adults appears to have similar protective benefits for heart health as those seen in older adults, although it has been difficult to study the effects of moderate drinking on heart disease in younger populations.
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Budget crises are leading prisons nationwide to eliminate addiction treatment programs, according to the head of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
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Young people will make smarter choices about using and dealing drugs if they have better alternative opportunities, first lady Michelle Obama said during her visit to Mexico last week.
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A study of 71 Eastern European children adopted by Swedish families between 1993 and 1997 found that 52 percent had a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
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