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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 11/30/05
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 01:29:11 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco November 30, 2005
U.K.: Makeshift Hospitals Treat Drinkers
As Great Britain moves to allow longer drinking hours at pubs, some
communities are establishing temporary healthcare facilities to deal
with alcohol-related injuries.
Camden Crime Largely Drug Related
Camden, N.J., has the nation's worst crime problem. Most of Camden's
crime is drug-related. And most of the customers of the city's drug
dealers come from outside the city.
Smugglers Head to S.C. for Cheap Smokes
Other states say cigarette smugglers are buying cheap cigarettes in
South Carolina and illegally reselling them elsewhere in the country,
but South Carolina officials deny there's a problem -- and say it's not
their concern even if it is.
Addicted Could Be Denied U.K. Health Benefits
An official healthcare watchdog group in the U.K. has suggested denying
treatment to patients whose illnesses are "self-inflicted," such as
smokers, heavy drinkers, and obese individuals.
Eye Test for Fetal Alcohol Disorder
A test that relies on eye movement could help doctors identify children
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
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House Rejects HHS Funding Bill; Addiction Groups Call for Support
The full House of Representatives this week defeated a spending bill
that included FY2006 funding for a majority of the federal government's
addiction treatment and prevention programs..
Research Report on Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction
Untangling the Web: A Guide for Treatment Programs
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