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Published: August 25, 2009
Published: April 29, 2011
Attorneys general from 24 states have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to do more to shield teenagers from alcohol advertising.
Published: November 10, 2015
A number of Republican presidential candidates are talking about substance abuse on the campaign trail, according to The Washington Post. They are telling personal stories that are gaining a lot of media attention.
Published: April 1, 2013
Parents who discuss drinking with their teens before they start college can influence their children’s drinking behavior once they are at school, a new study suggests. A parental talk can reduce the chances that light drinkers will become heavier drinkers, and increase the odds that teens who already drink heavily will reduce their drinking or stop.
Published: October 1, 2015
Published: May 28, 2014
Despite a government panel’s conclusion that there isn’t enough evidence about the best way for doctors to persuade children and teens not to use drugs, a leading expert on teen substance abuse says pediatricians should continue to talk to their patients about drug and alcohol use.
Published: May 14, 2013
Parents should start talking with their children about the dangers of drinking as early as age 9, according to a new government campaign.
Published: June 2, 2015
Presidential candidates are discussing drug abuse in campaign events in Iowa and New Hampshire, NPR reports.
Published: February 27, 2009
Published: April 12, 2011
With prom and graduation season nearing, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in conjunction with other groups, is proclaiming April 21 “PowerTalk21 Day” to encourage parents and teens to talk about alcohol.
Published: October 14, 2011
A new tool created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the American Academy of Pediatrics is designed to help pediatricians talk to teenagers about alcohol use.
Published: December 4, 2014
Top headlines of the week from Friday, November 21- Thursday, December 4, 2014.
Published: May 23, 2013
A new campaign launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages smokers to talk with their physician about quitting. The “Talk With Your Doctor” campaign also provides materials for physicians to help their patients give up cigarettes.
Published: January 9, 2014
Ohio is launching a new initiative to encourage parents to speak with their children about the dangers of drug abuse. The increased use of prescription painkillers and heroin has led to a surge in drug overdoses in the state, the Associated Press reports.
Published: May 24, 2010
Higher prices and restrictions on advertising will help prevent excessive drinking, World Health Organization says in new policy resolution (too bad it’s non-binding) ? How do you reconcile ’drug-free schools’ with medical-marijuana laws? That’s what school districts in Colorado are trying to figure out ?
Published: March 23, 2010
Published: June 25, 2010
Live by the sword, die by the sword: Afghanistan, long the world’s leading exporter of opium poppy, is facing a growing domestic heroin addiction problem ... The U.S. Navy has torpedoed smoking on submarines ... A drink claiming to speed up alcohol metabolism is bogus, critics say ... The tobacco tax in New York City may soon rise to $5.85 per pack ...
Published: May 5, 2015
Published: May 25, 2016
While it’s true that smoking has dropped overall in the United States, smoking rates are significantly higher among people with mental illness than in the general population. Because so many people with mental illness smoke, many of them will get sick from tobacco-related diseases, explains Amy Taylor of Truth Initiative.