[Fwd: JT Direct: Ban on D.C. Needle Exchange Funding Could Be Lifted]
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Subject: JT Direct: Ban on D.C. Needle Exchange Funding Could Be Lifted
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 12:02:43 GMT
From: Join Together <updates@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
*Daily Edition* June 1, 2007
*Ban on D.C. Needle Exchange Funding Could Be Lifted*
A key House lawmaker says he wants to end a ban on using public funds to
support needle-exchange programs in the District of Columbia.
*Owners, Not Clerks Should Be Accountable for Underage Alcohol Sales,
City Says* <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/Y1Aok1M1TXYj/>
The city of Racine, Wis., has announced a policy change that will see
liquor outlet owners -- not clerks -- slapped with hefty fines when
alcohol is sold to minors.
*100,000 Chinese Die Annually from Secondhand Smoke*
China's Ministry of Health estimates that secondhand smoke kills more
than 100,000 Chinese citizens each year.
*Hookah 'Not a Safe Alternative,' WHO Says*
The World Health Organization is warning against the use of water pipes,
saying that they can cause many of the same health problems as smoking
More Headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/R1Aok1M1TXYW/>
*Methamphetamine Medicine May Cause Brain Damage*
A drug commonly used to treat methamphetamine overdoses may cause brain
damage in patients.
More Research <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/YdAok1M1TXYm/>
*HBO's Addiction Series*
*OPIATE ADDICTION: UNDERSTANDING REPLACEMENT THERAPY*
Scott Farnum, Administrator of Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine,
discusses the different types of opioids and their effects on the brain.
While replacement therapy medications are not magic bullets, Farnum
explains why they can help alleviate cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.
*Watch the film now.* <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/QpAok1M1TXYO/>
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
Vice President/Chapter Coordinator
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE