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2010 Calendar of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Conferences

Innovators Blog
The National Program Office of Innovators Combating Substance Abuse has launched its new blog to encourage a lively exchange of ideas on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and…
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Drug Use Increasingly Glamorized in Rap Music, According to the New Study of Two-Decade Trends.
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Addiction Treatment:  What Works?  Do We Use "What Works?"

New Book Features Provocative Essays about Drug Addiction and Its Treatment.

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Radio Interviews Available with Leading Addiction Expert, Dr. Jack Henningfield, as he discusses newbook on addiction treatment, December 5, 2007.
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Innovators Program Director, Dr. Jack Henningfield, testifies before the U.S. Senate on the accuracy of the Federal Trade Commission’s Tar and Nicotine Rating System.

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Other Resources to Prevent Drinking and Driving
Drunk driving prevention: MADD and NHTSA Traffic Safety

Talking with your teens about proms and drinking:  MADD

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Alcohol and Other Drug Problems among Hospitalized Trauma Patients: Controlling Complications, Mortality, and Trauma Recidivism
In an effort to broaden research and to increase the role of brief intervention for alcohol and drug problems in trauma centers, investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated with other agencies to convene a national conference on these issues.
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Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems is a health initiative at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC that seeks to increase access to treatment for individuals with alcohol…
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Alcohol-related insurance denials in trauma centers are common, according to new study
Backed by 50-year-old law, threat of denial discourages ER & trauma center screening and counseling
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Innovator Ralph Hingson and his Colleagues Show Alcohol-Related Unintentional Injury Deaths and Other Health Problems Increasing among College Students ages 18-24 Years in 1998 and 2001.
New research shows significant increases in the number of college students reporting driving under the influence of alcohol.  See Dr. Hingson's recommendations on how to prevent these problems.
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Did you know...
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2004 - one fatality almost every half-hour. These deaths constituted approximately 39 percent…
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Dr. C. Everett Koop Treasured Advisor to the Innovators Awards Program
Dr. Koop has been a treasured advisor to the Innovators Awards Program since it was established at The Johns Hopkins University in 2002.  See his comments on drug addiction and…
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See What Dr. C. Everett Koop has to Say about Tobacco & Other Addictions
See what Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop has to say about tobacco use by viewing his Public Service Announcements as well as his National Press Club speech on addiction
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America's Need for Oil Similar to an "Addiction"
Dr. Jack Henningfield, the Innovators National Program Director, is interviewed by CNN, asserting parallels between America's dependence on oil and addiction.  America's Need for Oil Similar to an "Addiction"

Book Review

Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research by Nancy D. Campbell

Review written by Jack E. Henningfield

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Cigarettes are a chemical cocktail designed to addict
Dr. Jack Henningfield discusses the science of nicotine addiction and the best way to quit smoking (video, 22 minutes)
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The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts by Nancy D. Campbell, J.P. Olsen and Luke Walden

Previewed and discussed by Dr. Campbell at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence in June 2008, The Narcotic Farm is now available.

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Discovering Addiction: the Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research         by Nancy D. Campbell

A groundbreaking study of the history and ethics of addiction science has just been published

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Addiction Treatment
Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century
edited by Jack E. Henningfield, Patricia B. Santora, and Warren K. Bickel

Our new book critically examines drug addiction treatment in the United States

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CASA's new report
CASA’s new report, Wasting the Best and the Brightest: Substance Abuse at America’s Colleges and Universities, reveals an alarming public health crisis on college campuses across the nation.
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Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher has published a comprehensive article on “Combating Addiction.”  Three key questions are addressed: is addiction a disease; do 12-step programs work; and should insurance cover substance abuse treatment?…
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Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop outlines his vision of "Health and Health Care for the 21st Century" in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health
Dr. C. Everett Koop continues to serve our country as the conscience of American healthcare.  His vision of healthcare for the 21st century outlines the path toward a healthier future…
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Dr. Koop's Vision of Major Health Care Reform for the U.S.
"Healthcare for the 21st Century, a Celebration of Dr. C. Everett Koop's 90th Birthday" featured prominent medical and political leaders who gathered in Washington, DC to honor and pay tribute to former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop on the occasion of his 90th birthday.  The event was co-chaired by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Orrin G. Hatch.  See online DVD of event.
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11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, 2000. Nicotine Plenary Session: From Science to the Marketplace
"Clean Cut Cigarettes" - Fictitious Launch Foreshadows Actual Tobacco Industry Strategy.  View DVD shown at the 11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
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Fourth Annual Addiction Lectureship at Johns Hopkins
Opioid Addiction Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
Lecture available on-line

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High-Tech Ventilation Fails to Control Secondhand Smoke
Study shows that non-smoking sections of smoking bars and restaurants still get significant doses of carcinogens and particulates.
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Global Epidemic of Tobacco Addiction Continues in New Forms
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Start Raising Awareness Now about Tobacco: Deadly in Any Form or Disguise
To obtain a PDF copy of the WNTD 2006 Report, click on cover below.
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Tobacco Companies Designed Cigarettes "To Addict Women,"
An analysis of tobacco industry documents provides evidence that cigarette companies intentionally modified their products to promote female smoking by emphasizing attributes they knew would appeal to women – stylishness and taste, as well as perceived health benefits.
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Autumn/Winter 2007 Issue of Innovations now available
Innovations, the quarterly newsletter of the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Awards Program, provides the latest program news and updatesClick here to download PDF (150K)

Previous Issues of Innovations
To view previous issues of Innovations simply click on the issue listed below.

Fall 2004
Winter 2004
Spring Summer 2005
Autumn Winter 2005
Spring Summer 2006
Winter 2006


Guidelines for Organizing Art Exhibitions on Addiction & Recovery

Addiction art plays a pivotal role in the education and prevention of substance use disorders (abuse and addiction).  Our Guidelines offer a step-by-step approach for organizing addiction art exhibitions in a wide range of venues such as community centers, high schools and colleges, substance abuse treatment & prevention programs.  To obtain a copy of the Guidelines click here.

Additional Pertinent Materials for Organizing Art & Addiction Exhibits
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"Addiction Art Judging and Think Tank" by Lor C. Moua
...an undergraduate majoring in psychology reflects on the role of art in health communications.
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Artists Show Human Side of Addiction and Recovery
Innovators Art & Addiction Contest Winners Use Powerful Images to Convey Impact of Substance Abuse
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Art & Addiction
Jamie Fales' "My Pill Girl" was one of the featured artworks at the Innovators' Art and Addiction exhibition held in conjunction with The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 14-19, 2008, San Juan,…
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Roadside Memorials to Highway Accidents
Drunk drivers account for 40-60% of all admissions to hospital trauma centers and emergency departments in the United States.  Grim statistics, however, cannot match the power of roadside memorials along…
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International Portfolio of Roadside Memorials to Highway Accidents
Roadside memorials to highway accidents are tragic reminders to get drunk drivers off the road and into alcohol treatment.  Please e-mail your photographs (jpeg format) of roadside memorials along with…
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High on Life: Transcending Addiction
The immensely popular and successful exhibition held at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum is now available on CD as a virtual tour of the exhibit
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