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Entries for September 2010

The MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest asks young musicians, ages 14-18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that explores, encourages, and celebrates a healthy lifestyle or accurately depicts a story about drug abuse.
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Michigan's Liquor Control Commission will scrutinize the labels and packaging of alcoholic energy drinks.
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Survey results show that although more Americans now believe that mental illness and alcohol dependency are medical or genetic in origin than did so in the mid-1990s, they are just as likely to reject those who suffer from them.
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A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that cough medicine continue to be sold without a prescription despite increased abuse.
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Teaching even young children to think critically about alcohol and tobacco advertising may reduce their risk for use either substance in the future.
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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved a surcharge on alcohol distribution to offset costs associated with problem drinking.
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Hazelden and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) announced a new partnership to improve training for clinicians on co-occurring disorders.
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Acamprosate significantly reduces relapse risk in alcohol-dependent patients, according to a new research review.
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Substance-abuse treatment admissions for people 50 and older more than doubled between 1992 and 2008, corresponding to significant changes in their sociodemographic status.
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Two new studies examine why some women who drink are at higher risk for breast cancer or recurrence of the disease than others.
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