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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 4/30/05
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:57:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco April 30, 2005
ONDCP Under Fire From All Sides
The performance of the White House Office of National Drug Control
Policy (ONDCP) and its director, John Walters, is being criticized by
politicians and observers from across the political spectrum.
Providing Treatment, Cutting Access Can Curb Alcohol-Related Crashes
Making addiction treatment more available and alcohol less accessible
can help reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths, according to new
research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Iowa Poised to Adopt Mental Health Parity
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is about to sign a bill mandating parity insurance
coverage for mental illness, but the measure does not include addiction
Website Encourages Hiring of Recovering Addicts and Ex-offenders
The founder of a Houston manufacturing company has created a Website to
help small business owners hire ex-offenders and those in recovery from
Some Cancer Rates Grow as World Population Ages
As more people live longer worldwide, rates of breast and lung cancer
have increased over the past 30 years.
Tobacco Firm's AIDS Campaign Called Diversion
Internal company documents indicate that British American Tobacco viewed
its AIDS prevention campaign in Africa as a way to divert attention from
smoking and tobacco control.
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Study Shows Dropoff in Private Treatment Funding
Private financing for the treatment of addiction and mental-health
disorders continues to drop, with government taking an increasingly
prominent role in providing care for behavioral health problems..
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Workplace Solutions: Treating Alcohol Problems Through Employment-Based
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