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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 1/4/06
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 01:29:39 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco January 4, 2006
Youth Use of Prescription Drugs Rises
Abuse of prescription drugs is rising among American youths even as use
of other drugs seems to be leveling off or declining.
Naltrexone Drug Wins Initial FDA Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted conditional approval
to Vivitrol, a once-a-month, naltrexone-based drug intended to curb
craving for alcohol.
New Research Underscores Need to Reduce Youth Exposure to Alcohol Ads
First-ever national longitudinal survey of the influence of alcohol
advertising on youth shows that seeing alcohol ads increases the
likelihood of young people drinking and underscores the importance of
reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising.
Senate Amends College Aid Ban
A law that has barred college students with drug convictions from
getting federal education aid has been amended -- but not eliminated --
by the U.S. Senate.
Alcohol Consumption Tied to Ad Exposure
Young adults and teens increased their drinking by one percent for each
alcohol ad they viewed each month, according to researchers from the
University of Connecticut.
Drunk Drivers Shamed on Tenn. Roadsides
Convicted first-time drunk-driving offenders can now be found cleaning
up roadsides in Tennessee wearing orange vests emblazoned with the
phrase "I am a drunk driver."
More news <http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/0,1853,384,00.html>
Is the Meth 'Epidemic' Real?
Politicians from states hard-hit by methamphetamine use have called it a
national 'epidemic' that demands more attention from the federal
government, though data may suggest a more nuanced picture..
Evidence-Based Practices: An Implementation Guide for Community-Based
Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies
Grant Funding for Community-Based Healthcare Services
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