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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 12/8/05
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 01:29:31 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco December 8, 2005
N.H. Psychiatrist Puts Addiction Fellowship into Action
A New Hampshire psychiatrist has used his personal recovery as a
springboard for aiding fellow addicts and alcoholics, working at three
different treatment sites each week.
Study Finds Alcohol Education Effective with Elderly
Senior citizens tended to reduce their drinking when provided
educational information about the hazards of alcohol consumption.
WHO to Stop Hiring Smokers
People who smoke or use smokeless tobacco will no longer be hired by the
World Health Organization, the U.N. agency announced.
Marijuana Farming Could Be Legalized in Netherlands
Dutch lawmakers are proposing to allow marijuana to be legally
cultivated under a regulatory scheme similar to one used for tobacco
Reformers Say Marijuana Bill Has Changed Police Procedures
Initiative 75, a 2003 ballot item requiring Seattle police to make
marijuana arrests their lowest priority, has changed police procedures,
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Alcohol Tax Hikes Prove Popular in New Poll
Seventy-one percent of Americans support a five cent per drink increase
in federal alcohol taxes, according to new survey research commissioned
by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
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IOM Report Endorses Treatment Improvement, Integration, and Parity
The addiction and mental-health treatment systems should be better
integrated with general healthcare and included in broader national
efforts to improve healthcare quality, the National Academy of Sciences
Matt?s Story, A Journey of Addiction
State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2002-2003 National Surveys on
Drug Use & Health
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