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2014-05-06 12:26:53

Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are medications used to treat pain, have increased to almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States." That is the equivalent of a large jumbo jet full of people disappearing every week for one year! The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention...

2014-02-17 20:21:47

CALLAWAY GARDENS, Ga., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine Mountain, Georgia on Monday, March 3. His morning workshop will be repeated in the afternoon. He will also be the plenary luncheon speaker that same day. See below for registration instructions. Dr. Sabet will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the United States,...

2010-08-26 10:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 40-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, has created a new (free!) online drug free workplace forum offering targeted tools for business owners, human resource managers, safety directors, and other professionals who manage and supervise a certified drug free workplace. This unique forum brings together information on a broad range of drug free workplace topics, and allows users to get the information they need to...

2009-10-05 14:22:00

EXPERTS PROVIDE UPCOMING SEMINAR IN JACKSONVILLE AREA ATLANTA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 10, 2009, Governor Crist signed a new bill into law allowing companies to perform drug testing using an onsite rapid test to qualify for a 5% discount on workers' compensation insurance. These rapid test devices can provide initial drug test results in less than 10 minutes and reduce the cost from 20% to 50%. If the initial test indicates a negative result, the testing is complete....

2009-08-10 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a drug prevention agency in Atlanta. The purpose of their visit was to hear about Georgia's efforts to reduce drug demand by preventing it. The journalists, from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Haiti, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, came to discuss how the US is working in...


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