[Fwd: JT Direct: Brain Chemicals Trump Willpower in Addicts]
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Subject: JT Direct: Brain Chemicals Trump Willpower in Addicts
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:01:22 GMT
From: Join Together <jto-direct@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
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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Advocacy With Anonymity <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/s1Aok1M1kzgQ/>
Tip 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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