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The Arizona Chamber Foundation issued a policy brief on recreational marijuana legalization. A study in Clinical Pediatrics used the National Poison Data System to examine marijuana exposure in children under six years old. Colorado cuts marijuana excise taxes in effort to reduce black market trade. Anchorage places restrictions...

Members of the PRC team and Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition met with Lieutenant Martin Phelan of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Lieutenant Jimmy Sides, SAPD Vice Unit Director....

A study in Pediatrics indicates that more restrictive alcohol laws for adults lead to lower rates of underage drinking. SAMHSA blog points out the dangers of high caffeine intake after quitting smoking. CASAColumbia reported on the easy availability of alcohol to underage drinkers in New York. A new...

The Buffalo (NY) News reports on opiate addiction in newborns. The New York Times reports on the growing concerns over flakka in Florida. A new study links moderate alcohol consumption to heart damage in the elderly. Alameda County in California will force the pharmaceutical industry to pay for...

Students at Waukesha West High School in Wisconsin unveil a series of prevention PSAs. Addiction published global stats on addictive behaviors. The International Business Times reports on the black market marijuana trade in Colorado. Scientists have engineered a yeast capable of “brewing” opiates. The National Conference of State Legislatures...

The Oregon Senate is considering a bill that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy. A Plymouth University research study shows that offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment...

Fox News San Antonio reports on the dangers of the new designer drug flakka, with assistance from PRC Program Director Gyna Juarez. http://www.foxsanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/warning-new-designer-drug-flakka-12847.shtml#.VVX9MPlVhHx...

The Atlantic explores the false promise of Colorado’s education funding through marijuana tax revenues. A study finds that college students who post about drinking on Facebook tend to binge drink more often. Published text from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on...

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center released the third in their series of marijuana lit videos: Marijuana’s Effects on Pregnancy and Newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces that expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths The Breaking Addiction Act of 2015 was introduced to...