The Latest News from Our Field

We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.

Boost Treatment Access to Save Money, Improve Public Safety: Report

A pair of new studies from the Justice Policy Institute conclude that states can cut prison costs and improve long-term economic productivity by investing in addiction treatment for offenders and improving parole and probation practices.

Study: Low-Key Anti-Smoking Messages Most Memorable

New research shows that smokers are more likely to remember factual, understated public-service announcements (PSAs) than splashy messages designed to grab attention with flashy images, loud music or other techniques.

Cigarettes More Toxic for Women, Study Finds

Female smokers get sicker at a younger age than their male counterparts, according to a new study that looked at the lung damage caused by smoking.

Challenge to Calif.'s Medical Marijuana Law Defeated

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected without comment a challenge to California's Proposition 215 filed by a pair of counties.

Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Initiative

Grants of up to $750,000 are now available to government agencies under the Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Initiative, which fund demonstration programs designed to promote community reintegration of juveniles released from prison, jail, and juvenile facilities.

Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program

The U.S. Department of Justice will award competitive grants of up to $150,000 to Weed and Seed Communities to support efforts to fight crime, drugs and gangs.