Influential U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) plans to make prison reform a top priority in the new Congress, including clearing prison cells of low-level drug offenders so they can be used to house violent criminals.
Researchers say that half of teen MySpace sites include references to sex, drug use, or other high-risk behavior, with 41 percent of sites studied featuring drug-related information, Reuters reported Jan. 6. In one study, researcher Dimitri Christakis of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Megan Moreno of the University of Wisconsin looked at randomly chosen profiles […]
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 […]