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Subject: JT Direct: Overall Youth Drug Use Down, But Survey Sees
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 12:02:08 GMT
From: Join Together <updates@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
*Daily Edition* December 22, 2006
*Overall Youth Drug Use Down in 2006, But Survey Sees Trouble Brewing
with Inhalants, Prescription Drugs, Smoking*
The number of American youths who tell researchers that they used
illicit drugs within the last year continues to inch downward, but the
annual Monitoring the Future survey also found stubbornly high levels of
prescription-drug abuse and an end to the decline in smoking among young
*After Outcry, Kohl's Agrees to Stop Selling Drinking Games*
Kohl's Department Stores has agreed to stop selling controversial
drinking games after public-health groups said that items like a
roulette-wheel shot game promote dangerous and underage drinking.
*Following Underage-Drinking Reports, MADD Drops Miss Teen USA*
Miss Teen USA has traditionally worked with Mothers Against Drunk
Driving to prevent underage drinking, but MADD has severed ties with the
reigning beauty queen.
*N.J. Governor Signs Needle-Exchange Law*
New Jersey Gov. John Corzine has signed a bill establishing six pilot
needle-exchange programs in cities like Camden and Atlantic City.
*D.C. to Dedicate Settlement Funds to Health Care*
The District of Columbia City Council has voted to spend $245 million of
its share of the nationwide tobacco settlement on programs aimed at
battling chronic diseases and other health priorities.
*Canada: Drugged-Driving Rate Jumps, Study Says*
A report from the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse says that the rate
of cannabis-impaired driving in Canada has doubled since 1989.
More Headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/n1Aok1M1_mip/>
*Many Youths Admitted to Hospitals for Alcohol or Drug Dependence Don't
Receive Treatment* <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/8pAok1M1_miG/>
Forty percent or more of the youths admitted to U.S. hospitals for
substance dependence or related psychoses in 2000 had no documentation
of receiving alcohol or drug treatment during their stay, according to a
recent analysis of data.
More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/87Aok1M1_miH/>
Tell Target: Binge Drinking is No Game
Youth Access to Alcohol Survey 2001
New Findings on Inhalants: Parent and Youth Attitudes
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METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE