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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,”…

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    Opioid Epidemic

    Representative John Katko (R-NY) talked about opioid addiction in his state and around the U.S.

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    Opioid Addiction and Treatment

    Federal officials and members of Congress talked about ways to curb heroin use in the U.S., as well as treatment options for opioid addiction. Slides were…

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    Book Discussion on Seeing Drugs

    Dan Weimer talked about his book, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, about the implementation of the war on drugs…

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    White House Office of Drug Control Policy Press Conference

    The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy held a news conference on the results of a new national survey showing a dramatic rise in the proportion of substance abuse treatment…

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    Book Discussion on The Myth of the Addicted Army

    Jeremy Kuzmarov argues that the conventional wisdom that there was widespread drug use by soldiers during the Vietnam War is wrong.  He says that while both war supporters and members…

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    U.S. Drug Policy

    Mr. Walters provided an update on U.S. drug policy. He spoke about the success and failures of various drug addiction prevention programs. The guest responded to telephone…

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    Drunk Driving Laws

    Participating from Orlando, Florida, Mr. Birch talked about drunk driving laws and related topics. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    2005 Year-in-Review: Baseball & Steroids Hearings

    Highlights of a March 17, 2005 hearing on steroid use in baseball were shown.

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    Survey on Teen Drug Use

    Officials released a report titled “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Abuse.” The report examined recent trends in juvenile drug use and found a modest decline in…

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    Drug Testing Standards for Professional Athletes

    A hearing was held on two steroids legislations, the Clean Sports Act as well as the Professional Sports Integrity and Accountability Act. Witnesses in two panels discussed measures…

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    Attitudes Toward Substance Abuse

    Mr. Califano talked to reporters about the results of an annual survey on addiction and substance abuse. The report examined public attitudes toward the problem, movie viewing…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Mr. Califano and others announced an assessment by the Center on the abuse of prescription drugs. The report is called, “Under the Counter: The Diversion and Abuse of…

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    Methamphetamine Issues

    Leaders from the National Association of Counties spoke to reporters following the release of two surveys, “The Criminal Effect of Meth on Communities” and “The Impact of…

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    Marijuana Use and Mental Health

    Mental health experts and government officials spoke about marijuana use and mental health in teenagers. They also released research findings linking some mental disorders with…

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    Steroid Use in Football, Panel 2

    The House Government Reform Committee held a hearing to review of the National Football League’s strategy for combating steroid use as part of understanding why high school students…

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    Steroid Use in Football

    Representative Davis discussed the Government Reform Committee hearing today on the National Football League and its steroid policy. He responded to telephone calls, faxes, and…

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    Drug Abuse

    Ms. Arria talked about methamphetamine abuse, treatments for addiction, and the scope of the problem in the U.S. She also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone from Chicago, Mr. Munson talked about the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing today on steroid use in sports, at which several past and…

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    Steroids and Sports

    Professor Wadler talked about how and why steroids are used and the long-term effects on the human body. Topics included the use of steroids by professional athletes. He will…

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