Tagged: USA

NEWS: US: 21st Century Cures Act Highlights

The 21st Century Cures Act – Highlights
On December 7, the United States Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a sweeping biomedical innovation bill that includes several legislative changes that will impact the field of addiction medicine. President Obama has indicated through a Statement of Administration Policy that he will sign the bill…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

NEWS: USA: Surgeon General’s Report On Alcohol, Drugs, Health

An unprecedented report with a number of positive aspects and one glaring misjudgment: In the United States, the Surgeon General has released a sweeping report, entitled “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.”

NEWS: Teenage Alcohol Binging Can Affect Brain In Offsprings

Teenage binge alcohol use can affect brain functions in future offspring
Repeated binge alcohol use during adolescence can negatively affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a new study has found…

BLOG: An “America” Epitaph

About six months ago, AB InBev – the world’s largest beer producer and maker of Budweiser – decided that their latest and greatest marketing strategy would be to brand their best-known beer with a temporary name that was designed to illicit patriotism and increase sales. With the “most patriotic summer” in the books, this is my “America” epitaph…

NEWS: US Elections: Mixed Results For Pot Legalization

Mixed election results
Arizona resisted legalization, but deep pocketed pro-marijuana investors prevailed in California, and in fairly close votes in Nevada and Massachusetts. We trail in Maine by less than 1%, and are not ready to concede that race yet. A new governor in Vermont was elected who has said he is against marijuana legalization. And several Oregon cities rejected marijuana sales. However, Denver may have voted to allow indoor marijuana use at bars, cafes or art galleries…

NEWS: Marijuana Users Are Like Tobacco Smokers

New study: Marijuana users are more like tobacco smokers
New research published in the Journal of Drug Issues shows that marijuana users have much in common with tobacco smokers. A disproportionate share of marijuana users – like cigarette smokers – are poorer with family incomes under $25,000 and uneducated with a high school diploma or less, according to the study by Steven Davenport and Jonathan Caulkins…