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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 8/2/05
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 01:26:33 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco August 2, 2005
States Could Adopt Own Measures Under Amended Anti-Meth Bill
An anti-methamphetamine bill that had languished for weeks in the Senate
Judiciary Committee has moved to the full Senate, thanks to an amendment
allowing states to continue to impose their own restrictions on cold
Mexico Surpasses Colombia as Top Supplier of Drugs in U.S.
Mexican drug traffickers are now the dominant presence in the U.S.
illegal drug market, in what has become the largest shift of the drug
trade since the emergence of the Colombian cartels in the 1980s.
Providers Decry Lack of Treatment Services for Ark. Youth
With only 49 residential beds available statewide in Arkansas for youth
with substance abuse problems, officials with one residential provider
agency are working with policy leaders to promote development of more
Drug Czar: Medical Marijuana's Days Are Numbered
State legislatures' efforts to enact medical marijuana programs have
slowed considerably since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal
government may prosecute individuals who receive prescriptions for the
'Light' Cigarettes Under Fire in Suit Against Tobacco Maker
Following a legal strategy that has worked in other parts of the
country, two Kansas residents contend that Philip Morris USA used
deceptive advertising in claiming that light cigarettes were less
harmful than the regular version.
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Thousands Hold House Parties, Discuss Portrayal of Addiction on TV
Thousands of addiction recovery advocates hold house parties--in homes,
recovery centers, jails, and churches--to watch and react to the
portrayal of addiction on national TV.
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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..
The Physician Clinical Support System
Recovery Month Toolkit, 2005
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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