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.

A new report issued by a coalition of public-health organizations says that Big Tobacco is targeting women and girls with aggressive marketing campaigns that only new legislation from Congress can help address.
The Prisoner's Family Conference is an opportunity for all who work with and serve children and families, as well as those in professions addressing issues affecting the prisoner’s family, to learn together and initiate action to elevate the prisoners' family to integral, valuable and valued membership in the mainstream community.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly the top candidate for the job of Department of Health and Human Services secretary.
In a precedent-setting case, a Florida jury has awarded the widow of a smoker $8 million in damages in her lawsuit against tobacco company Philip Morris.
An increasing number of states have required that tobacco companies sell only fast-extinguishing cigarettes, but some smokers complain that the 'fire-safe' smokes don't taste good.
A county sheriff in South Carolina has decided not to pursue marijuana-related charges against Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was photographed smoking from a bong at a University of South Carolina party last fall.
The U.S. Department of Justice' Office of Justice Programs will award $900,000 in grants for adult drug court planning and training.
Law-enforcement agencies in California can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to address alcohol-related problems through comprehensive alcoholic-beverage control programs, including education, prevention and enforcement.
The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is accepting proposals for research on lesbian health, including addiction and mental-health issues.