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Entries for July 2010

A small research study suggests that violent men with drinking problems can be successfully be treated with a combination of addiction counseling, behavioral therapy, and antidepressants.
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A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that small molecules called microRNA seem to play a role in regulating cocaine use, a discovery that eventually could lead to the development of novel new addiction treatments.
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Websites are marketing music that developers claim can produce a drug-like high.
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High-school students who face mandatory drug testing may be less likely to use drugs in the short term, but the protective effect doesn’t last, according to a new U.S. Department of Education study.
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Teaching hospitals in New Jersey say they should hold a monopoly over marijuana distribution as the state plans to implement its medical-marijuana law.
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A study on the expected impact of marijuana legalization in California predicts that the price of the drug would drop steeply.
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Patients with addiction or mental-health related problems accounted for 12.5 percent of all hospital emergency-room visits by adults in 2007, according to a report from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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The California State Conference of the NAACP's president, Alice Huffman, has aroused the ire of some African-American religious and community leaders for endorsing a statewide marijuana-legalization ballot item.
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Certain brands of alcoholic energy drinks are marketed with the intent of appealing to underage drinkers, charged Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for an investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued the nation’s first regulations on the labeling and sale of marijuana-infused edibles.
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