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.
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.
Advocates who say addiction should be treated as a public-health issue and not a criminal problem have broad public support, according to the results of a new survey from Hazelden that also found that about one in three families include members with addiction problems. Public support alone, however, will not be sufficient to sustain recent […]
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’. Anyone can post questions and opinions online and Lawford will respond and offer his own commentary. […]
A new study from researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggests that a serotonin transporter gene — SLC6A4 — significantly influences the level of drinking intensity among heavy drinkers. The researchers studied the associations between six DNA sequence variations of the serotonin transporter gene with the degree of alcohol consumption among 275 individuals […]
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.
Phillip Morris International, Inc. and smokeless-tobacco maker Swedish Match are teaming up to sell the ’snus’ form of tobacco snuff worldwide, Bloomberg reported Feb. 3. The companies will target emerging markets around the world — like Africa and Russia — and plan to put pressure on the European Union (EU) to lift the ban on […]
During last weekend’s Super Bowl game, it wasn’t just the game that left a lasting impression on teens. The beer commercials were also a big hit. That’s according to a survey conducted by a coalition in Columbus, Ohio, that found that beer ads were among teens’ top five favorite Super Bowl ads. The Drug-Free Action […]
Youth Videos Tell Big Alcohol to Free the Super Bowl from Beer Ads Three compelling videos by teenagers were recognized at www.freethebowl.com during Super Bowl half time for fighting back against inane Budweiser commercials in America’s most popular sporting event. Marin Institute launched the first anti-beer-ad video contest, FREE THE BOWL™, so that youth could […]