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.

Australia: Higher Taxes on 'Alcopops' Cut Consumption

Sales of alcopops fell 26 percent in the three months after Australia increased taxes on the sweet alcoholic drinks.
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Study: Fertility Drug May Help Stave Off Relapse

The hormone therapy drug cabergoline may help recovering alcoholics maintain alcohol abstinence, according to new research from the University of California at San Francisco.
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Attorney General Hints That Feds Won't Pursue Medical-Marijuana Cases

DEA raids on medical-marijuana dispensaries could end, with the federal government leaving enforcement of state medical-marijuana laws to the states, Attorney General Eric Holder seemed to indicate in recent comments to reporters.
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New York's Harsh Drug Laws Set to Fall

The New York state legislature is poised to repeal its Rockefeller-era drug laws, sweeping away the last of a set of harsh mandatory sentences in place since the 1970s.
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New PATS Study: More Teens 'Learning a Lot' about Drug Risks From Parents

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced the findings from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, (PATS) which revealed the first major increase in the number of teens who reported 'learning a lot' about the risks of drugs from their parents.
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