Former NFL lineman Dana Stubblefield provided information on use of performance-enhancing drugs to federal investigators as part of a plea deal on BALCO-related charges, the New York Times reported Feb. 7. The investigation into BALCO, which prosecutors say provided illicit drugs to baseball star Barry Bonds and others, led to Stubblefield’s conviction on charges of […]
According to a new poll from the United Kingdom, some pregnant smokers are so worried about criticism from healthcare professionals that they won’t ask doctors or midwives for help to stop smoking. Some women also won’t admit to their doctors that they smoke, the BBC reported Feb. 4. A survey commissioned by the U.K. National Health […]
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 […]