The Alcoholism Report

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, October

1989 Public Spending on Alcohol/drug Programs Topped $2.4 Billion
1989 Public Spending on Alcohol/Drug Programs Topped $2.4 Billion Spending for state-supported alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and prevention services totaled $2,414,171,837 in FY-89--a 14% increase over the previous year, according to the...
Ad Hoc on National Alcohol and Drug Issues Coalition Endorses SOAR
Ad Hoc on National Alcohol and Drug Issues Coalition Endorses SOAR The Ad Hoc Coalition on National Alcohol and Drug Issues, representing 30 national organizations represented in Washinton, DC, declared that the Society of Americans for Recovery (SOAR)...
DOT Agency to Survey Alcohol and Drug Use by Commercial Drivers
DOT Agency to Survey Alcohol and Drug Use by Commercial Drivers The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will begin a broad two-phase study in October to determine the level of use of illegal drugs and alcohol...
Hazelden Forms New Prevention/education Department
Hazelden Forms New Prevention/Education Department Hazelden Services, Inc., announced the merging of its Health Promotion Services and Continuing Education into its newest department, Community Prevention and Professional Education. The department...
HCFA to Fund Demos on Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant Addicts
HCFA to Fund Demos on Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant Addicts The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) plans to fund projects in three to five states to demonstrate substance abuse treatment services under Medicaid to pregnant drug-and...
House Appropriations Committee Criticizes CHAMPUS Cuts
House Appropriations Committee Criticizes CHAMPUS Cuts The House Appropriations Committee, in a report, voiced concern over the reductions in mental health benefits under CHAMPUS proposed in the House-passed Defense Authorization bill (HR-4739), and...
IoM Study: Expand Public Programs, Curb Acute Care Rates in Private Sector
IoM Study: Expand Public Programs, Curb Acute Care Rates in Private Sector The Institute of Medicine (IoM) of the National Academy of Sciences issued a long-awaited study on drug treatment which recommends strategies for significant increments in...
NAADAC Certification Commission Sets Eligibility Standards
NAADAC Certification Commission Sets Eligibility Standards The NAADAC Certification Commission, newly formed by the National Association of alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (AR, September), at its first meeting Sept. 7-8 in Indianapolis,...
NIAAA Announces Homeless Demonstration Awards
NIAAA Announces Homeless Demonstration Awards NIAAA, in consultation with NIDA, has awarded 14 cooperative agreements for research demonstration projects on alcohol and other drug abuse treatment for homeless individuals. Congress appropriated $16.4...
Treatment Consortium Ratifies Mission Statement
Treatment Consortium Ratifies Mission Statement The Board of Directors of the National Treatment Consortium for Alcohol & Drug approved a mission statement for the organization and ratified bylaws and articles of incorporation during its premier...
VA Issues Final Rule on Extension of Rehab Benefits for Alcoholics
VA Issues Final Rule on Extension Of Rehab Benefits for Alcoholics The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decided that, in the case of extension of eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits, a diagnosis of alcoholism alone is not sufficient...
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