A study from the New York Department of Mental Health and Hygiene reports that 25 percent of sexually active gay men in New York City engage in binge drinking, and that this behavior may be responsible for more H.I.V. transmission than drug use, the New York Times reported Jan. 5. Approximately 15 percent of adults […]
Perceived risk of arrest is among the biggest deterrents to drunk driving, according to researchers who said that having laws on the books alone is not sufficient to deter those at high risk of driving under the influence of alcohol. Researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Georgia said that while the […]
More than one in four Medicaid recipients have a diagnosed addiction problem, researchers said this week, and the cost of providing behavioral healthcare and medical care for these individuals runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually when compared with Medicaid recipients who don’t have alcohol or other drug problems. A new study from […]
In an effort to delay public smoking bans in China, the British American Tobacco Company (BAT) spread the message that secondhand smoke and smoking-related diseases were not as harmful as commonly perceived, according to a new report.
SECAD 2009: Feb. 9-11, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. Vendome Group, publishers of Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Magazines, is pleased to announce that in February of 2009, after more than 33 years, SECAD will reinvent itself, and in doing so will change the way the addiction profession educates, instructs and informs those in our […]
A major bust of Mexican drug traffickers operating in Arizona is prompting the state’s attorney general to consider the legalization of marijuana, the Yuma Sun reported Dec. 24. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said that marijuana sales are responsible for up to 75 percent of the money that cartels use for smuggling other drugs and […]
Inmates across the U.S. are taking legal action to try to win early release under new federal cocaine sentencing guidelines, including filing suit when their requests are denied, the Washington Post reported Jan. 1. The U.S. Sentencing Commission last year retroactively cut the range of prison terms for crack-cocaine offenses to bring them in line […]
Adolescents who live within walking distance of a liquor store or other alcohol outlet are more likely to engage in binge drinking or drive drunk, according to researchers from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, Calif. The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 29 that drinking rates were higher among 12- to 17-year-olds who […]