Drug-policy reform groups have organized a consumer boycott against Kellogg Co. — a protest against the company’s decision to end its sponsorship deal with Michael Phelps after the Olympic swimmer was photographed smoking from a bong — the Associated Press reported Feb. 11. The Marijuana Policy Project says thousands of signatures have been gathered on […]
In March of 2008, I had the privilege of sitting a few feet away from the President of the United States as he signed offender reentry legislation — also known as the Second Chance Act — into law. This bill, years in the making, included strong provisions for addiction services and recognized the essential role […]
Three manufacturers of tobacco-based rolling papers are suing the city of Boston over the city’s new tobacco regulations, which include a prohibition on ’blunt wrap’ sales, the Boston Globe reported Feb. 7. The ban, which went into effect this week, also prohibits the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies and in stores on college campuses. However, […]
The relationship between substance abuse counselorsâ€™ perceptions of clinical supervision and their intent to leave employment was studied among programs participating in the National Institute of Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network.
In this study, training in the management of overdose was delivered to staff in drug treatment facilities. These staff then provided opiate-using addiction treatment patients with training in management of overdose and a take-home supply of naloxone.
A study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration (SAMHSA) says that prescription painkiller misuse among young adults has increased even as non-medical use by teenagers decreased between 2002 and 2007.
Up to one of every three inmates currently in California prisons could be released over the next three years under a federal court order to ease overcrowding, Reuters reported Feb. 10. A three-judge panel ordered that the state cut the prison population by up to 57,000 inmates; the state prison system is currently operated at […]