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  • Roxanne
    ... Subject: JT Direct: Brain Chemicals Trump Willpower in Addicts Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:01:22 GMT From: Join Together
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2006
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      Subject: JT Direct: Brain Chemicals Trump Willpower in Addicts
      Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:01:22 GMT
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      *Daily Edition*
      April 5, 2006

      *TOP STORY *

      *Brain Chemicals Trump Willpower in Addicts, NIDA Director Says*
      Understanding brain chemistry, not building up willpower, is the key to
      preventing adolescent alcohol and other drug addiction, according to
      Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).


      *Hispanics Targeted By, Resist Alcohol Advertising*
      U.S. brewers are targeting ads and other marketing at Hispanics, seen as
      an island of potential growth in an otherwise stagnating sales environment.

      *U.S. Said Unprepared for Mental Health Problems of Returning Military*
      Veterans' advocacy groups say that the federal government has not done
      enough to deal with an expected wave of returning Iraq war veterans with
      mental-health and related addiction problems.

      *New Canadian Government Drops Marijuana Decriminalization*
      Canada's new Conservative government won't be introducing a marijuana
      decriminalization plan proposed by the previous Liberal administration.

      More headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/sdAok1M1kzgR/>


      *Study Examines Misuse, Diversion of ADHD Drugs*
      Youths who misuse stimulants prescribed for ADHD or other behavioral
      disorders usually do so in the context of other drug abuse, while those
      who received these drugs for conditions other than ADHD were more likely
      to sell their drugs to others.

      *Addiction Relapse Literature Reviewed, New Directions Suggested*
      Two different research teams at the University at Buffalo�s Research
      Institute on Addictions recently explored the scientific literature to
      learn more about what is currently known regarding relapse to addictive

      More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/x7Aok1M1kzgF/>

      *Take Action! *

      K-12 Educators Sought for National Alcohol and Drug Education Survey


      *How Do We Know We Are Making A Difference?*


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      Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
      Chapter Coordinator
      NAMA Board


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