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Entries for January 2011

The Washington Circle, a policy group focused on improving substance abuse treatment, announced new performance measures for monitoring the use of medications designed to help patients end their dependence on opioids and alcohol.
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In a show hosted on YouTube, President Barack Obama said he saw drug abuse as a public health problem and that it should be treated as one, though he does not favor legalization.
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A bill introduced in North Dakota would ban alcohol use and possession at college sports events where minors are present.
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Despite contrary marketing claims, high-caffeine energy drinks have little or no effect on the neuromotor impairment caused by alcohol.
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New research suggests that an anti-nausea drug approved for fighting the effects of chemotherapy may help some alcoholics -- particularly those with a certain genetic variation -- cut back on their drinking.
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Alarming numbers of people are ending up in emergency rooms and mental hospitals because of using "fake cocaine" -- a powder sold legally as bath salts.
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An experimental vaccine tested on mice appears to nullify the effects of cocaine addiction by keeping it from affecting the central nervous system.
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In a first-of-its-kind report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data on health disparities by race, ethnicity, income, and education.
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Nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists will convene Feb. 7-10 near Wash., D.C., for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) annual National Leadership Forum. Headlining the conference are Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Howard Koh MD, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, who will both provide keynote addresses during the National Leadership Plenary on Feb. 8.
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To reduce drunk driving, Nebraska's Liquor Control Commission is considering a ban on drinking games sponsored by suppliers or bars.
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