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Latest Office of National Drug Control Policy Stories

2014-03-31 23:27:57

With the Affordable Care Act in full swing, many across the county – including employees, employers, insurers, and doctors alike – have found themselves with myriad questions regarding the law. New Found Life of Delray Beach today released a statement to share information about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on substance abuse and substance abuse care in insurance policies. Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and...

2014-03-09 23:03:16

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent statement from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Kerlikowske issued a statement urging more local police and fire departments to equip officers with naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Aid in Recovery, full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on...

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,...

2014-01-30 12:25:14

Launches new game app that promotes drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in celebration of National Drug Facts Week, National 4-H Council will host the Health Rocks! Youth Ambassador Summit in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). During the event, Council will launch the Health Rocks! Carnival app--an interactive, carnival-themed learning game designed to help youth enhance and test their...

2014-01-23 23:30:28

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan alerts parents to 6 dangerous substances found in marijuana warning that legalization does not make it safe in response to a recent Good Morning America article. Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center is alerting parents to 6 dangerous substances found in marijuana as part of their ongoing Dangers of Drugs awareness campaign. These substances were found by researchers at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. In the production of...

Synthetic Marijuana Use Down Among Teens
2013-12-18 15:05:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found teenagers are using less synthetic marijuana and increasingly using the real thing. The annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug use and attitudes about drugs among America’s 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders. The NIH survey found nearly 40 percent of high school seniors see habitual marijuana use as dangerous, a drop from the 2012 rate of 44...

2013-12-16 23:03:53

Florida-based detox center Novus Medical Detox suggests the use of treatment programs instead of prison sentences as the best means of ending drug abuse in the U.S., as well as reducing the costs of incarceration. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 According to the World Bank, at least 75 percent of expenditures on drugs in the US go toward apprehending and punishing dealers and users; treatment expenditures only account for, at most, one-sixth of the total (1). Despite the...

2013-12-09 23:27:52

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™), announced its Project Director, Walter Ginter, has been invited to participate in one of three expert panels at the upcoming ONDCP Drug Policy Reform Conference being convened at the White House on December 9, 2013. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™), part of a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the...

2013-11-02 23:02:18

Hundreds more drugs are added to the list of synthetics being sold internationally, so Narconon releases a new educational feature to help parents keep their kids safe. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Most of the world heard about the “Miami zombie” attack over Memorial Day, 2012, in which a homeless man lost much of his face to an attacker who was high on drugs. At that moment, a new drug dubbed “bath salts” was suddenly launched into high public awareness. At that moment, the subject...

2013-11-01 23:18:46

As some states begin to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Suncoast Rehab Center urges policymakers to reconsider, as marijuana is addictive and may lead to harder drug use. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington, advocates are now beginning to focus their efforts on Northeastern states, including Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire (1). But Spring Hill drug rehabilitation center Suncoast...