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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 10/25/05
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 01:29:27 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco October 25, 2005
Field Asks Congress to Include Addiction Services in Disaster Response
Addiction counseling should be included as a distinct component of
emergency services delivered to disaster victims by the federal
government, the Addiction Leadership Group told Congress.
Medical Marijuana Plots Tempt Thieves
Small plots of marijuana being raised for personal medical use in
California have been targeted by thieves.
Children Exposed to Meth Can Be Helped, Expert Said
Children exposed to alcohol in utero often suffer permanent brain
damage, but those exposed to methamphetamine or cocaine can recover
without lasting ill-effects, according to a leading expert on
Mouse Genes Altered by Cocaine Use
Researchers have found that cocaine use may cause genetic changes that
linger long after drug use stops.
Drug Offenses Tied to Rise in Female Prison Population
The number of women in state and federal prisons continues to rise, and
corrections officials say the trend is due to more women becoming
involved in drug offenses, violent crime, and fraud.
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Ending Stigma Would Save Millions, Congress Told
Reducing discrimination against people with addictions and those in
recovery would not only reduce barriers to treatment but also would save
society millions, perhaps billions, of dollars, advocates told members
of Congress this week..
Adult Drug Courts: Evidence Indicates Recidivism Reductions and Mixed
Results for Other Outcomes
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