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National nonprofit organizations may apply for funding under the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's FY 09 Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Programs, part of the economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress.
Beverage makers are ignoring California's new law taxing sweet 'alcopop' drinks as liquor -- saying the tax doesn't apply to their products -- and the state has been stymied in its attempts to get information on alcopop ingredients.
Many therapeutic communities adhere to a drug-free philosophy and refuse to admit patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Researchers compared outcomes in patients receiving MMT and patients not receiving MMT who participated in a 12-month treatment program for opioid dependence.
To determine what patient characteristics and healthcare use patterns are associated with adherence to treatment for alcohol use disorders, researchers analyzed pharmacy records to determine prescription adherence to oral naltrexone.