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.
Fifteen grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to service-learning projects focused on underage drinking prevention and vehicle safety, via a partnership between the State Farm insurance company and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
A new breed of "extreme beers" -- full-bodied bitters with up to 12 percent alcohol and names like Punk IPA and Speed Ball -- are raising concerns with U.K. health officials already grappling with huge societal drinking problems.
New research suggests that women who stop smoking before their 15th week of pregnancy reduce their risk of giving birth prematurely and delivering small babies -- providing a window for doctors to counsel women in early pregnancy to quit before any damage is done to their unborn children.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling for a ban on 'e-cigarettes' -- electronic nicotine delivery-devices that resemble normal cigarettes but don't burn tobacco -- until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies that they are safe.
Massachusetts towns are enacting bylaws that impose fines for public smoking of marijuana â€“ a tactic that advocates consider an effort to subvert the will of voters who overwhelmingly approved marijuana decriminalization in the Commonwealth last fall.