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Subject: JT Direct: Study Shows Most Treatment Effective Against
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 11:01:16 GMT
From: Join Together <jto-direct@...
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...
May 8, 2006
*Study Shows Most Treatment Effective Against Alcoholism*
A complex study of alcoholism treatment medications and counseling has
found that most standalone and combined therapies were effective in
promoting short-term abstinence, with only the drug acamprosate
(Campral) proving to be disappointing.
*Alcohol Costs Community Hospitals $2 Billion Yearly*
Treating alcohol addiction and related disorders cost community
hospitals about $2 billion last year, according to a report from the
federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
*Fear that Trade Pact Could Increase Drug Production*
More poor Colombian farmers could turn to cultivating coca if a new
trade pact with the U.S. results in cheaper imported food flooding the
*Many Parents Still Smoke at Home, with Kids*
Public-smoking bans may cut down on secondhand smoke at restaurants and
other workplaces, but many children are still exposed to smoking at
home, according to researchers from Mississippi State University.
*Delaware Court Hears Appeal of Anti-Tobacco Ad Case*
The American Legacy Foundation violated the 1998 nationwide tobacco
settlement by producing antismoking ads that attacked tobacco companies
and executives, Lorillard Tobacco Company told the Delaware Supreme Court.
More headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/ipAok1M1SzIM/
*No Outsized Behavioral Problems Among Cocaine Kids*
'Crack babies' were to the 1980s what 'meth babies' are to the new
millennium, but follow-up research has consistently shown that children
exposed to cocaine before birth have no more behavioral problems than
others their age.
*Multiracial Teens More Prone to Problem Behaviors, Study Says*
Multiracial adolescents in middle school are significantly more likely
to engage in such problem behaviors as violence and substance use than
single-race young people, according to a new study. However, as one
co-author notes, in most cases the majority of the multiracial youth
were not involved in these problems.
More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/9pAok1M1SzId/
*COMMUNITIES IN ACTION*
*First Louisiana DWI Court Formed*
Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joseph L. Waitz, Jr. formed the
first Louisiana DWI court.
*Treatment Program Tailored to Fathers and Kids*
Odyssey House in Salk Lake, Utah opened the state's first residential
substance use treatment program designed specifically for fathers and
*Take Action! *
Tell the FTC to Get Tough on Alcohol Marketing!
*How Do We Know We Are Making A Difference?*
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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