Prevention Health Communications News, from Colorado DBH

Source: In The News, 10/15/09

Please see the attached PDF for the latest edition of “In the News”.

In the News is a weekly collection of Mental Health, Alcohol and Substance Abuse prevention articles, announcements, press releases, and publications that you can look forward to receiving every Thursday.

The formatting consist of hyper linked titles (plus date and source) placed in easy to skim categories.

Categories in this issue:

  • General Community
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Substances (Other Drugs)
  • Violence
  • Cultural/Linguistic Competence
  • Briefs, Reports, and Publications
  • Recommendations/Strategies/Tools
  • Health Communication/Promotion/Marketing
  • Funding
  • Events

Click here to Read: In the News, 10/15/09

Latest edition of NIDA NewScan, 9/11/2009

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Articles in this issue:

  • Disparities, Variability Found in Methadone Maintenance Dosing Patterns
  • Marijuana Prevention Campaigns May Have Undesired Effects on Marijuana Use
  • Crack Cocaine Use Hastens Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS
  • Few U.S. High Schools Use Evidence-Based Drug Prevention Curricula
  • Gene Changes Linked to Nicotine Dependence and Success With Smoking Cessation
  • Electronic Diary Captures Moods and Cues Leading to Heroin and Cocaine Use
  • Aging Population of Steroid Abusers May Face Underrecognized Health Problems

Grants Fund Student Drug Testing Programs

Source: NCJRS Justice Information, 12:2, 11/15/2006

The U.S. Department of Education and ONDCP announce awards totaling $8.6 million inĀ federal grantsĀ for schools to implement random student drug testing programs. Drug testing emphasizes early intervention, treatment, community action, and prevention efforts in keeping youth away from the damaging effects of drugs.

See also:
The original ONDCP 10/2/200 Press Release
Student Drug Testing: Compassion or Punishment? JTO Online, 2/6/2006.
PRO: ONDCP’s Random Student Drug Testing site.
CON: Drug Policy Alliance’s Drug Testing Fails Our Youth site.