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Up to to 30 opioid treatment providers will be selected to learn the NIATx model of process improvement. Funded by CSAT, this year-long project begins in August 2009 and seeks to improve access to and retention in opioid addiction treatment.
The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), part of the U.S. Justice Department, plans to award $3.5 million for an evaluation of the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs in preventing juvenile delinquency.
Some teenagers are smoking marijuana for its medical benefits and not to get high, using the drug to self-medicate for conditions like depression, sleep problems, anxiety, stress, pain, and problems with concentration.