addiction

DEA Program to Track License Plates, Designed to Combat Drug Cartels, Has Other Uses

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program to track license plates, designed to combat drug trafficking, is being used for other purposes, The Wall Street Journal reports. The database is also being employed to search for vehicles associated with other crimes, including kidnappings and murders, according to the newspaper. The license-plate…

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Professionals to Convene at CADCA Forum

Substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals from around the nation will gather at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 2-5. More than 2,500 participants are expected at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The forum will feature more…

State-by-State Ranking of Mental Health Services Reveals Some Surprises

A new report that ranks mental illness and mental health services at the state level reveals some surprises, The Washington Post reports. Some states with the lowest rates of mental illness and substance abuse are in the South, even though southern states also score low on measure of physical health. The…

Pharmacies Stock “Meth-Resistant” Cold Medications – and See Drop in Community Meth Labs

In several states across the country, lawmakers are gearing up to debate whether pseudoephedrine (PSE), an ingredient in cold medications like Sudafed, should require a prescription. While PSE has long been an ingredient that consumers have relied on to treat nasal congestion, it is also one of the main ingredients…