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Subject: JT Direct: Prescription Painkillers Becoming More Popular than
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:03:37 GMT
From: Join Together <updates@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
*Daily Edition* October 31, 2006
*Prescription Painkillers Becoming More Popular than Marijuana, SAMHSA
Marijuana has long been the most popular illicit drug in the U.S., but
federal researchers say that there are now more new recreational users
of prescription painkillers than new pot smokers.
*NAADAC Unveils Candidate Ratings*
Want to know how your current lawmakers voted on addiction-related
issues? NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Counselors, has just
released ratings on all members of the U.S. Senate and House based on
their roll-call votes on addiction-related issues.
*Worrisome Proliferation of Energy Drinks*
The market for energy drinks is worth an annual $3.4 billion, 500 new
products were introduced last year, and 31 percent of U.S. teens say
they drink the highly caffeinated beverages.
*Supreme Court to Review Tobacco Award*
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a $79.5-million
punitive-damages award against Philip Morris was justified based on the
company's actions in marketing cigarettes, or excessively higher than
the compensatory damages awarded in the case.
More headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/b7Aok1M1eRUg/>
*Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls*
After falling for 8 straight years, the adult smoking rate in the U.S.
held steady between 2004 and 2005, the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention says.
More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/67Aok1M1eRUW/>
Make sure your lawmakers read the Blueprint that will save lives!
Frontlines: Linking Alcohol Services Research & Practice: Young People
and Alcohol Disorders <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/OdAok1M1eRUu/>
Prescription Drugs: OxyContin Abuse and Diversion and Efforts to Address
the Problem <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/O7Aok1M1eRUj/>
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
Vice President/Chapter Coordinator
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE
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