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Entries for October 2010

A new study indicates that teens and their parents don't tell the truth when asked about their use of cocaine and opiates, even if they are told they will be drug-tested and their responses kept confidential.
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A United Kingdom charity group has asked the government to ban alcohol ads from television prior to 9 p.m. and to remove them entirely from the internet.
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Increasing numbers of Iraqi military and police personnel are using drugs and alcohol while on duty, raising questions about their ability to maintain order once American troops leave in 2011.
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Some doctors are saying drinks that combine alcohol with caffeine should be banned because they're dangerous.
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Researchers say they've identified a gene that makes some people more sensitive to the effects of alcohol, and could be used to help curb alcohol addiction in the future.
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A marijuana-legalization question on the California ballot has better than a puncher’s chance of passage on Nov. 2, and voters also will go to the polls in Arizona and South Dakota to decide whether to allow medical use of the drug. The alcohol industry, meanwhile, is trying to strangle new impact and mitigation fees in California and roll back an alcohol tax passed in Massachusetts just last year.
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New research showing that some alcohol costs less than bottled water spurred the New Zealand Medical Association to come out against the government’s decision not to raises taxes on alcohol.
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NIATx will extend the ACTION Campaign II through June 2011. The ACTION Campaign is free and offers access to NIATx resources and tools, along with twice-monthly webinars and a monthly e-newsletter.
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The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has banned synthetic cannabis, and a statewide prevention group recommends this strategy to other states trying to do the same.
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Under a proposed ordinance, Santa Fe police officers could bill homeowners if they are called out to loud parties.
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