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Entries for September 2010

Doubling taxes on alcohol products could lead to substantial reductions in alcohol-related deaths, STD rates, and crime, according to a new study.
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Massachusetts residents are invited to an Alcohol and Other Drug Leadership Institute on Oct. 15 to develop leaders for alcohol and other drug-related issues. Guest speakers include former Governor Michael Dukakis and David Rosenbloom, director of Join Together.
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Supervising the distribution of doses of methadone to recovering heroin abusers cut the rate of overdose deaths in Scotland and England by a factor of four.
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A federal judge has ruled that a Colorado man charged for growing marijuana cannot use Department of Justice (DOJ) memos or state medical marijuana laws in his defense.
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Canadian researchers have discovered how the rat brain triggers and suppresses impulsive behavior, which could lead to new methods for diagnosing and treating addiction in humans.
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A number of anti-drug organizations delivered words of warning this month upon the federal government's release of data from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) showing some increases in young people's use of drugs such as marijuana and prescription medications for nonmedical purposes.
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Emergency doctors from Britain's College of Emergency Medicine have called for wide-ranging policy changes designed to limit alcohol-related injuries.
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Restrictions on pub closing times in Newcastle, New South Wales, reduced assault rates in the city by 37 percent, a recent Australian study found.
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Twenty percent of American drivers have gotten behind the wheel within two hours of drinking, and 8 percent have driven when they considered themselves drunk.
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New research suggests obesity in heavy drinkers increases the severity of alcohol-related brain injury.
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