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2010-05-11 16:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog, applauds the new national drug control strategy by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for its focus on prevention and increased collaboration with law enforcement and public safety organizations. "The protection and safety of our nation's children and youth are high priorities for our organization," said Ann M. Harkins, NCPC President and CEO. "We...

2010-04-28 11:48:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign tailored for Indian Country, launched in New Mexico and in 14 other states with the largest Native American populations. Director Kerlikowske was joined by Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Larry Echo Hawk; Southwest Area Vice President of the National Congress of...

2010-01-12 07:10:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov), prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than abuse of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. In fact, in the past year, prescription drug abuse ranked second only to marijuana use. In the face of this growing problem, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) has just filed its eighth patent application on a technology that promises to curb...

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...

2009-10-21 15:08:00

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) welcomes Office of National Drug Control Policy drug policy expert Kevin Sebat to speak at its 2009 Symposium. On December 3, 2009, Sebat will discuss the current federal laws regarding marijuana as well as the recent policy shift regarding prosecution of medical marijuana cases in states that have legalized the practice. Symposium participants will learn how marijuana...

2009-10-21 12:14:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, USA(Ret.), former commander in Desert Storm, now Adjunct Professor at West Point, and former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, will testify before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations on Thursday, 22 October at the House Visitor's Center at 2:00pm. The hearing will focus on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and how that affects strategy in Iraq. General McCaffrey will...

2009-10-14 13:32:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched a Web page for consumers with information on how to dispose of certain drugs, including several high-potency opioids and other selected controlled substances. These medicines have the potential to be harmful, even deadly, in a single dose if taken by someone other than the intended person. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA recommends that...

2009-09-16 09:35:00

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: September brings change to families of all school-aged young people: new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new experiences. Parents can be aware of trends in youth drug use, such as abuse of prescription drugs, and actively help their children avoid any drug use and other risky behaviors. Parents are important. Addiction expert and host of...

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 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Gil Kerlikowske, today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign launched in Missouri and across the country, with particular focus on 16 States where meth prevalence, and lab seizures and incidents, are high. Director Kerlikowske was joined by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and Colonel James Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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