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.

Oregon Partnership announced that Icing by Claire’s says it will continue selling the flasks at its 3,000 stores, but will post signs at store counters supporting “responsible” alcohol consumption.
Oregon Partnership has asked the CEO of Claire’s Stores, Inc. to stop the sale of alcohol flasks in its Icing by Claire’s stores.
The recent deaths of two residents of "sober homes" in New York State has revived an initiative to find effective methods for state government to regulate group housing for recovering addicts.
A marijuana-like drug called 'Spice' has been banned by the German government.
Research studies at Harvard University and in South Carolina, Switzerland and Israel could determine whether there are legitimate medical uses for the club drug MDMA, a.k.a. ecstasy.
Growing restrictions on tobacco use and higher prices for cigarettes could make more smokers into 'chippers' -- light smokers who light up perhaps a few times a day, mostly socially, and have no desire to quit.
Big cities like New Orleans and Baltimore and small communities like Espanola, N.M., have been named on Forbes magazine's list of 'Drug Capitals of America.'
Honoraria of $1,000 and free training and technical assistance are available to all current grantees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) who incorporate certain smoking-cessation actions into their programs.
While more returning U.S. soldiers struggle with addiction to painkillers prescribed by Army doctors to treat their combat injuries, the U.S. Army's approach to treating addicted soldiers is drawing increasing criticism.
The Ohio legislature has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state's so-called "UPPL Law," which allowed insurers to deny health coverage to individuals injured while under the influence of alcohol, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed the measure into law on Jan. 5.