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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,...

2013-05-14 20:22:10

ATLANTA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, (DBHDD) has just launched an Awareness Campaign called "Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not What the Doctor Ordered."...

2013-04-17 20:21:25

ATLANTA, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States." Many experts in the field of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse prevention believe the number of deaths from these drugs will decrease as a result of communities having a safe and convenient way to dispose of leftover Rx and OTC drugs. In response to the growing demand...

2012-09-19 06:27:41

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the launch of the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Awareness Campaign: "Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not what the Doctor Ordered," to educate adults and children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and the...

2011-12-02 08:28:00

ATLANTA' Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol kills more kids and young people in Georgia than all illegal drugs combined. Contributing factors of underage drinking include easy access, high availability, advertising and marketing that target or appeal to youth audiences, low price, and social norms supporting drinking as a rite of passage. Chuck Wade is the President and CEO of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 42-year-old non-profit alcohol and drug prevention agency. Mr....

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...