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2009-09-30 06:00:00

Senator Claire McCaskill Introduces New Resources at Capitol Hill Briefing NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R), together with the National Military Family Association and the National Association of School Nurses, today announced the launch of new online tools to assist military families and teens through difficult periods of transition, such as a deployment, major injury or illness of a parent, or when moving frequently to new...

2009-09-29 13:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, the allocation of federal and state health care dollars is just plain backward, asserts Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House, the nation's leading non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention agency. In a thought-provoking opinion piece on the Phoenix House blog, Rising Above Addiction, Mr. Meitiner insists that re-appropriating funds toward treating addiction -- rather than treating the...

2009-09-23 18:25:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia has taken drug education to a new level - to the local county fair. While most adult attendees of the fair were interested in the arts and crafts, winning a prize at the concession stands, or seeing who won the 4-H events, they also wanted to know what was in the Narconon Georgia Drug Education Booth. Visitors were not disappointed in the colorful display. Children signed a pledge promising to remain drug-free and study hard...

2009-09-21 15:40:33

Picture this. A bunch of adolescent rats walk into a bar and start consuming Jell-O shots. Lots of them. Then, three weeks later, some of those party rats are given the choice of pushing one lever that always will give them two sugary pellets or another lever that will give them a larger but uncertain reward of either four or zero treats. The alcohol-consuming rats tend to opt for uncertain rewards while a control group of teetotaling rodents match their choice well to whichever lever had the...

2009-09-14 08:03:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) Launch Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure, Web Resources to Help Parents Talk to their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation will begin the next phase of its award-winning parenting skills campaign, airing educational messages created in cooperation with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) on radio stations in 14 markets nationwide through the end of October. The radio...

2009-09-03 12:04:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. U.S. Markets for Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109210/US-Markets-for-Addiction-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment.html INTRODUCTION STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES This BCC Research report details the complicated world of substance abuse. The increased prevalence of substance abuse poses a threat to the health and welfare of many...

2009-09-01 05:30:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Medicine Cabinet, a campaign sponsored by Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia and a local Sheriff's department, provides individuals with a safe way to properly dispose of unused and potentially dangerous medication. Proper control and disposal of potentially dangerous medication is vital, due to the trend of prescription drug abuse with youth. Every day 2,500 youngsters age 12 to 17 try a painkiller for the first time and prescription drugs are...

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...

2009-08-08 17:03:58

The widow of Billy Mays says the late TV pitchman did not use cocaine prior to his death despite claims to the contrary from a medical examiner in Florida. Deborah Mays said Saturday in a release attributed to her that claims by the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office about the famed pitchman's alleged health condition and drug use were speculative and unnecessary. We believe it contains speculative conclusions that are frankly unnecessary and tend to obscure the conclusion that...

2009-07-27 11:21:00

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zoe Pagonis. They assert that "increasing drug treatment to stop the main catalyst of crime and save families would be an extraordinarily rational policy shift." In an op-ed column in today's Baltimore Sun,...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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