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Entries for October 2011

Almost 1,600 people applying for welfare benefits in Florida have declined to undergo drug testing, which is required by a new state law.


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Kentucky is considering whether to require prescriptions for cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine.


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School counselors have the ability to see inconsistencies in performance or changes in behavior that may fly under the radar of a family member, says Stephanie Stephanie LoBiondo, MS, of the American School Counselor Association.


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A growing number of states are requiring drug testing for recipients of welfare, food stamps, unemployment and other benefits.


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Parents and officials are protesting the appearance of candy shaped like marijuana leaves in stores around the country.


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The decision by a public college in Missouri to require drug testing of all students has stirred a fierce debate, according to The New York Times.


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Movies that depict smoking make less money than smoke-free films, a new study concludes.


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United States attorneys in California have told dozens of marijuana dispensaries they must close or face criminal and civil action.


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A study of people admitted for substance abuse treatment for the first time has found they waited an average of 15.6 years to seek help from the time they initially used the substance.


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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law banning alcohol sales at self-checkout aisles.


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