The Alcoholism Report

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 13, October

22 Appointed to Presidential Commission on Model State Drug Laws
President Bush has appointed 22 members to the newly created National Commission on Measured Responses to Achieve a Drug-Free America. The commission, created in 1990 by Public Law 100-690 with the purpose of developing a uniform code of state drug...
Center for Alcohol Studies Triples Space with New Smithers Hall
A new four-story facility on the Rutger's Busch Campus has been dedicated in honor of R. Brinkley and Adele Smithers, pioneering philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to alcoholism research, as well as education, prevention and recovery programs...
Court Finds Tequila Maker at Fault in Young Woman's Death
In what has been hailed as the first product liability victory against a producer of alcoholic beverages, a Texas state court has found Brown-Forman Corp., a Louisville, KY distiller, to be partially at fault in the death of a young woman who died...
Edgehill Newport Sold, CD Treatment to Continue
Edgehill Newport, one of America's most prestigious chemical dependency treatment centers has been sold. Roger Williams Medical Center, based in Providence, Rhode Island, has agreed to purchase the 160-bed facility and continue its commitment to providing...
Federal Funding to Los Angeles Increases Following Riots
Alcohol and drug prevention and treatment resources will be increased in Los Angeles following the aftermath of the civil disturbances that occurred early this year. The allocation is a part of President Bush's controversial "Weed and Seed" program,...
Heroin Treatment Slots Increased in Five Cities
On the heels of new data indicating increases in heroin-related incidents in emergency rooms in New York City, Newark, Baltimore, Detroit and Seattle, HHS Secretary Lewis W. Sullivan, MD, announced $3.8 million to expand heroin treatment. The grants...
NAATP Moves to Washington; Ford Resigns as President
Faced with a declining membership, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has announced that its California office will relocate to Washington, DC, effective January 1, 1993. Michael Q. Ford, president of NAATP since its...
NCADD Honors Five for Outstanding Contributions
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) presented their top awards to five distinguished individuals who have made significant national contributions during the last year. Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello, MD received...
PRIDE Survey Indicates Increased Usage; American Attitudes Shift
The annual survey of junior and senior high schools, conducted by the Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) has been released in Atlanta, showing alarming upward trends in the use of alcohol and other drugs, and a major decline in...
Texas to Battle HCFA over Medicaid Benefits for Treatment
The State of Texas is scheduled to present arguments at a January 27, 1993 meeting showing that the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) methods of classifying chemical dependency as a mental disease are unreasonable since the diagnosis of...
Winery Circumvents Labeling Intent with Questionable "Health Claims." (Beringer Winery)
In a surprise move, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) has decided to allow Beringer Winery to make controversial health claims about its wine products. On October 22, Beringer Winery announced that BATF had given the company approval...
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