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.
A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that binge drinking is most common among whites, men, individuals aged 18-24, and those with an annual income of more than $50,000 annually.
The 62-cent-per-pack federal tax increase on cigarettes -- earmarked to fund the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- has resulted in a surge in smokers looking for help to quit.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award $3.8 million in grants under the Family Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants for Adolescents and their Families program.
The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will award $8.2 million in grants under the Offender Reentry Program, designed to "expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced juvenile and adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal/juvenile offenses."