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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 4/1/05
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 01:58:05 -0500 (EST)
From: JTO Direct <JTO-Direct@...>
Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco April 1, 2005
Treatment, Narcan Credited for OD Decline
Drug overdose deaths declined 12 percent in Baltimore last year,
reaching a five-year low, and observers credit an increased investment
in addiction treatment for saving lives.
CASA: Parents Put Kids at Risk of Addiction
Many children in the U.S. are at higher risk of addiction and physical
or mental illness because their parents either smoke, use illicit drugs,
or abuse alcohol.
Make Alcohol Screening Part of Routine Healthcare
Help Join Together continue its national campaign to make alcohol
screening, brief intervention and referral a standard part of emergency
and primary care throughout the country.
Betty Ford Center Enters New Era
With its namesake founder retiring and celebrity clients mostly seeking
help elsewhere, the Betty Ford Center is facing new challenges to
remaining the nation's best-known addiction rehabilitation program.
Women Hit Hard by Drug War, ACLU Says
Women are often bit players in drug trafficking, but many have been
imprisoned for long stretches, hurting both them and their children,
according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Insurer Charges Extra for Employees Who Smoke
Northwest Mutual Life Insurance Co. will soon begin charging employees
who smoke an extra $25 per month for health insurance.
More news <http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/0,1853,384,00.html>
Cost Effectiveness of Treatment Examined
A new document, "The Economic Benefits of Drug Treatment: A Critical
Review of the Evidence for Policy Makers," reviews hundreds of studies
relating to the cost effectiveness of treatment services for people with
alcohol and drug problems.
Support Join Together
Federal Addiction Caucus Puts Spotlight on Methamphetamine Treatment
Many state and federal policymakers are aware of the growing problem of
methamphetamine use, but the response to date has mostly been to try to
contain drug supply rather than demand..
Time-Effective Treatment: A Manual for Substance Abuse Professionals
The One Sky Center
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