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ASAP is pleased to work with Join Together and NCADD to present a series of Statewide Leadership Training Institutes in NY. Through these trainings we hope to engage new grassroots leaders who will work increase access to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services through improved policies and legislation and through enhanced funding.
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Drinking is a high-risk activity for people with diabetes, but a new study finds that moderate alcohol use could help protect some against getting the disease in the first place.
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To answer the call to help strengthen community coalitions, CADCA designed the Ambassador Program, an initiative to help increase the number of young adult coalition workforce leaders in the coalition field. The deadline for applications is May 29.
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The latest research will do nothing to diminish the Irish reputation for heavy drinking: a survey from the European Commission finds that Ireland has a binge-drinking rate three times higher than the rest of the European Union.
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The 13-member Washington, D.C., Council voted unanimously to approve a measure to allow doctors to recommend marijuana for treating certain chronic conditions.
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Emotional issues and psychological stress often spark misuse of prescription painkillers among women, whereas men are more likely to cite social and behavioral problems, according to researchers who investigated the underlying causes of opioid painkiller addictions.
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Judges may depart from federal sentencing guidelines in order to refer offenders with alcohol and other drug problems to addiction treatment or other alternatives to incarceration, according to new guidelines issued by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
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Handgun concealed-carry permit holders would be allowed to take their guns into Tennessee bars -- but not to drink -- under a bill passed by the state Senate last week.
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David Rosenbloom, PhD, director of Join Together based at Boston University School of Public Health, was recently presented with one of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's highest honors, the John P. McGovern Award.
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Researchers who looked at drug courts in 12 countries issued a ringing endorsement of their effects on crime and costs to society, saying the concept of offering addiction treatment to drug offenders rather than prison has succeeded in countries from Belgium to Suriname.
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