April 13, 2017

THE SMOKE-FREE BAN IN PUBLIC HOUSING: IMMEDIATE BENEFITS OF A NEW POLICY

Beginning on February 3rd, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required Public Housing Agencies nationwide to implement a “smoke-free” environment. This rule prohibits […]
April 13, 2017

MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES AND DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODS

As more states push for the legalization of marijuana, there is increasing fear that the stores that sell marijuana, commonly known as dispensaries, will have a […]
April 13, 2017

Unemployment and Addiction

One of the major themes of the 2016 presidential election was employment. The issue of high unemployment in certain areas of the country rose to national […]
April 12, 2017

MAKING SURE YOU TEENS HAVE A SAFE PROM SEASON

Montgomery, AL- Spring Break is over and now many high school students are preparing for prom. Many look forward to a night full of excitement, fun, […]
April 10, 2017

Addressing America’s Fentanyl Crisis

Every day, 91 Americans fatally overdose on an opioid drug. It may be a prescription analgesic or heroin—4-8 percent of people who misuse painkillers transition to […]
April 10, 2017

Program Aims to Reduce Pain and Opioid Use After Surgery

Researchers at Stanford University are studying a pre-surgical online program that is designed to help patients better manage pain and reduce the use of opioid painkillers […]
April 7, 2017

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established […]
April 5, 2017

Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely

Graduation… Graduation is a time to celebrate. But before your high school seniors begin their parties, take the time to talk with them about keeping events […]
April 5, 2017

Pilot Study Finds Youth More Likely Than Adults To Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing on the Internet

Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related […]
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