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Entries for August 2012

The number of marijuana plants that have been eradicated nationwide has dropped over the past three years, while the amount of bulk processed marijuana seized by authorities has doubled.


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Substance abuse treatment centers say they expect to see increased drug and alcohol abuse in the wake of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, according to The Denver Post.


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Officials from 27 colleges are meeting this week to tackle the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among students.


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All Walgreens pharmacies in Arizona will store certain prescription painkillers, including products containing oxycodone, in time-delayed safes. The new policy comes in response to a spike in prescription drug robberies.


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Maine’s decision to retroactively limit Medicaid payments for buprenorphine to treat opiate addiction is likely to have disastrous consequences, warns the President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine.


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A growing number of smokers are switching from cigarettes to small cigars, which are less expensive, but just as dangerous, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Tobacco sales to minors reached an all-time low last year, under a government inspection program aimed at reducing underage tobacco use.


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Doctors often miss alcohol problems in their patients who are not intoxicated at the time of their visit, a new study finds.


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Combining caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol can lead to risky sex for college students, new research suggests.


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Community-based residential rehabilitation programs are only helpful in the short term for methamphetamine users, a new study suggests. Shorter detoxification programs are even less successful, Reuters reports.


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