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.

DEA Medical Marijuana Raids Could End Soon

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing the Bush administration's policy of raiding medical-marijuana dispensaries in states where the drug is legal for medical purposes, but the raids are expected to end once President Barack Obama appoints his own DEA chief.
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Faith-Based Funding Review Planned

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the government's faith-based funding initiative, and changes could include a ban on federal funding of groups that discriminate on the basis of religion or other factors when hiring employees.
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Faces & Voices: Discuss 'Moments of Clarity' Online with Lawford

Faces & Voices of Recovery is pleased to announce that Christopher Kennedy Lawford will join its Online Book Club discussion this month to discuss his new book, Moments of Clarity, Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery.
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Phillip Morris and Swedish Match to Sell 'Snus'

Phillip Morris International, Inc. and smokeless-tobacco maker Swedish Match are teaming up to sell the 'snus' form of tobacco snuff worldwide.
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'Free the Bowl' Winners Announced

Marin Institute named three youth winners for their Free the Bowl video contest.
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Va. Treatment Programs Get OxyContin Settlement Money

Virginia officials recently awarded $650,000 in grants to addiction treatment and prevention programs, distributing money from a settlement with the makers of the powerful painkiller OxyContin.
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Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance will award grants of up to $500,000 for Adult Drug Court Research to Practice grants, which are intended to translate the latest research on drug courts into practical tools for the field to use.
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Grants Support Small Steps Toward Behavioral Changes

Three grants of $5,000 each will be awarded for projects that encourage individuals to make positive changes in their health behaviors through innovative "nudges."
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