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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 7/28/05
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 01:25:13 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco July 28, 2005
Congress Grows Impatient with ONDCP
Key members of Congress are expressing frustration over a perceived lack
of leadership from the drug czar's office and are demanding that the
White House do more to fight the spread of methamphetamine.
Alaska Medical Marijuana Registry Continues
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling does not prevent the state of Alaska
from registering patients under its medical-marijuana program, the state
attorney general says.
Clinical Support System Available to Assist Physicians who Treat
Patients Dependent on Opiates
SAMHSA has announced the availability of the Physician Clinical Support
System (PCSS) to assist physicians who prescribe or dispense
buprenorphine to their patients dependent on heroin or prescription
drugs containing opiates.
Smoking Causes 14,450 House Fires Annually
Cigarettes, cigars, and other lit tobacco products caused 14,450
residential fires last year, resulting in 520 deaths, 1,330 injuries,
and $371 million in property damage.
Early Heavy Drinking Hints at Genetic Risk
Youth who drink heavily at an early age may be less less sensitive to
the intoxicating effects of consumption, perhaps hinting at a genetic
predisposition to alcohol abuse.
Secondhand Smoke Risky During Pregnancy
Any exposure to tobacco smoke, including secondhand smoke, presents a
risk of genetic mutation for unborn children, reearchers say.
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Despite Setback, Coalition Fights Law Barring Aid to Students with Drug
A coalition of 240 health, education, criminal-justice and student
groups is working to repeal a federal law that bars students with drug
convictions on their records from receiving federal education aid..
Recovery Month Toolkit, 2005
Are You in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Problems? Know Your Rights
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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