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  • Roxanne
    ... Subject: The Best of JTO Direct: 2005 Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:15:13 GMT From: JTO Direct Reply-To:
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      Subject: The Best of JTO Direct: 2005
      Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:15:13 GMT
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      To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>

      The Best of JTO Direct: 2005 December 27, 2005

      Dear Roxanne,

      JTO Direct is on holiday break, but we don't want your inbox to be lonely.

      Here are some of the top feature stories and commentaries from 2005.
      Enjoy the look back over the year, or catch something you missed the
      first time around.

      We'll return next week for yet another year of the independent,
      comprehensive news you depend on -- and some exciting new things, too.
      Thank you for your loyal readership!

      Prepackaged ONDCP "News" Segments Called Illegal Propaganda
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/g1Aok1M1yRvK/ONDCP> (1/14/2005)
      Ersatz "news" videos produced by the Office of National Drug Control
      Policy for broadcast by TV stations constituted "covert propaganda" and
      violated federal law, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has

      Annual Youth Survey Sees No Increase in Meth Use
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/gdAok1M1yRvZ/survey> (2/4/2005)
      Use of illicit drugs by American youth generally declined or stayed flat
      in 2004, including use of methamphetamines -- a result that seems to
      defy recent anecdotal evidence on the scope of the meth problem.

      Okla. Puts Hard Numbers Behind Cost-Savings Claims
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/g7Aok1M1yRvV/oklahoma> (3/4/2005)
      A panel convened by Oklahoma's governor and AG has put on paper what
      advocates have been telling policymakers for years: investing in
      addiction, mental-health, and domestic-violence services can save
      taxpayers billions.

      NJ Parity Battle Bolstered by Cost Study
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/gpAok1M1yRvC/newjersey> (3/11/2005)
      An unwanted state study wound up helping advocates of addiction and
      mental health parity make their case in New Jersey.

      Beer Industry Needs to Follow its Own Rules for Advertising
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/bdAok1M1hz41/beer> (3/21/2005)
      Both the beer industry and the distilled-spirits industry have voluntary
      responsible advertising codes, but only the distillers put any teeth
      into their policy, writes PIRE's Robert Reynolds.

      Study Shows Dropoff in Private Treatment Funding
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/b7Aok1M1hz4q/txfunding> (4/8/2005)
      Private financing for the treatment of addiction and mental-health
      disorders continues to drop, with government taking an increasingly
      prominent role in providing care for behavioral health problems.

      Feds Considering New Alcohol Labels
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/bpAok1M1hz4a/alclabels> (5/27/2005)
      The federal government is considering adding nutrition and ingredient
      information to the labels of alcoholic beverages, and the alcohol
      industry and health experts have distinctly different ideas about how
      that should be accomplished.

      Meth Science Not Stigma: Open Letter to the Media
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/6dAok1M1hz4S/methstigma> (7/5/2005)
      Policies addressing prenatal exposure to methamphetamines and media
      coverage of this issue should be based on science, not presumption or
      prejudice, says a national group of medical researchers and treatment

      Rand: Calif. Drug Offenders Not So 'Low-Level'
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/61Aok1M1hz4z/randstudy> (7/15/2005)
      A new study from the Rand Corporation calls into question one of the key
      contentions of the drug-reform movement: that many low-level drug
      offenders are unfairly sent to prison, particularly for
      marijuana-related crimes.

      21 Turns 21
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/67Aok1M1hz4L/21turns21> (7/29/2005)
      Raising the national drinking age 21 years ago has saved at least 20,000
      lives, but much work remains to address underage drinking and its harms.

      Survey Finds Little Change in U.S. Drug Use
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/6pAok1M1hz4_/survey> (9/9/2005)
      Relatively few Americans admit to being regular users of marijuana, and
      fewer than one in 20 say they recently used drugs other than marijuana
      -- rates that have not budged much over the past few years.

      Drug-Free Communities Grant Process Blasted as Political, 'Flawed'
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/O1Aok1M1hz4A/drugfreegrants> (10/6/2005)
      Community anti-drug coalitions lost funding after the federal drug
      czar's office threw out peer-review scores typically used to award the
      Drug-Free Communities grants and adopted a different set of funding

      IOM Report Endorses Treatment Improvement, Integration, and Parity
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/OdAok1M1hz4M/IOMreport> (12/2/2005)
      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

      House OKs Meth Bill; Measure Includes Treatment Component
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/O7Aok1M1hz4N/methlaw> (12/16/2005)
      A measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would tighten
      controls on chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, toughen
      penalties on traffickers, and authorizes funding for drug courts and
      treatment for pregnant and parenting women.

      Can't get enough? Click here for all 2005 features and commentary


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