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Entries for December 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving this holiday season.


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A new government program aims to protect young children from accidental drug overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the “Up and Away and Out of Sight” program, to teach parents how to keep medications out of the hands of young children.


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People who quit smoking report higher levels of health-related quality of life compared with people who continue to smoke, a new study shows. They also report fewer stressful situations, and more support by spouses or partners.


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Frank Vocci, PhD, President of Friends Research Institute, describes advances in research for new medicines to treat cocaine dependence.


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A growing number of parents are using at-home drug tests for their teens, even though some experts in adolescent drug use do not recommend them.


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A family-centered prevention program can help deter substance use, conduct problems and depressive symptoms among rural African-American teens, a new study finds.


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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is launching a task force to fight the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic in the city, after officials identified 21 pharmacies that account for about one-fourth of the city’s oxycodone Medicaid reimbursements.


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CADCA’s National Leadership Forum will be held February 6-9 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. This four-day conference will focus on the latest strategies to fight substance abuse, and will feature nationally known experts and policymakers.


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Treatment admissions for prescription drug abuse rose 430 percent from 1999 to 2009, according to a new government report.


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France, with a culture that embraces wine, is facing serious concerns about teenage binge drinking, NPR reports.


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