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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.

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

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.

2009-07-20 15:00:00

DENVER, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SBIRT Colorado (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment), a public health program in Colorado, is offering free training for healthcare providers to help identify substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse in patients before it becomes a larger problem.

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2009-06-27 13:10:00

The US DEA on Friday renewed concerns about an increase of deaths from misuse of prescription pills after rising questions about the possible role of drugs in Michael Jackson's sudden death on Thursday.

2009-06-23 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Addiction is on the upswing, fueled by pressures from our economic downturn," says Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House, the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility.

2009-06-11 10:07:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National figures, stars from the world of sports and entertainment, public health and justice professionals, and Drug Court graduates gathered today in Anaheim, California to celebrate 20 years of Drug Court and call for a Drug Court to be put within reach of every American in need at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) 15th Annual Training Conference.

2009-06-02 07:00:00

Coalition Working to Improve Public Safety, Reduce Costs for Overburdened Justice Agencies WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from more than 50 federal agencies, corporations, nonprofits and academic institutions are meeting today in Washington, D.C., as part of a multi-phase process aimed at mitigating what they call the crippling effects of alcohol misuse and crime in the United States.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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