Leesburg man accused of selling oxycodone that killed 20-year-old
By Tom Jackman, Published: May 6 | Washington Post Leesburg
A Leesburg man who allegedly dealt oxycodone pills to Loudoun County teenagers for years has been charged with conspiracy in the death of a reputed customer who overdosed from an injection of the addictive painkiller. Read full article
Toward a Smarter Drug Policy
Posted by R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, ONDCP and Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP on February 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM EST
Please note that this is a co-authored blog post by Gil Kerlikowske, Director, ONDCP and Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP. This post also appears on The Huffington Post and the NAACP blog.
In Los Angeles not long ago, a man named Michael Banyard ran afoul of California’s “three strikes” law. After bouts of homelessness, unemployment, suicidal thoughts, and a criminal record driven by an underlying substance use disorder, Michael faced a mandatory 25-year prison sentence. Read full article
What’s the biggest risk factor for underage drinking?
By Dr. Claire McCarthy | Globe Correspondent | January 14, 2013
Adapted from the MD Mama blog on Boston.com.
Do you know what the biggest risk factor for underage drinking is?
It’s having a best friend who drinks.
I read an interesting article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about ways to predict when adolescents will have their first drink of alcohol.Read full article
Ivy League Cracks Down as Students Spiral Out of Control
By Chris Staiti - Dec 7, 2012| Bloomberg
Harvard and Cornell universities have joined Yale University and Dartmouth College in cracking down on out-of-control behavior as drinking, hazing and sexual harassment endanger students and tarnish Ivy League reputations. Read more from this article
School Year 2011-2012 Fairfax County Youth Survey Results Now Available
Fairfax County has released the results of the 2011-2012 Youth Survey. The results are available:
CELEBRATE FAIRFAX 2012
The booth of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) saw lots of visitors -- including U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly -- during the popular three-day county fair. UPC interns surveyed several hundred fair-goers on their perceptions about marijuana use and prescription drug abuse in the county.
A Father's Fight Against Underage Drinking
By Mary C. Stachyram Chantilly Patch
Jeff Levy, commissioner of the Fairfax County Oversight Committee on Drinking and Driving, spoke to parents and teens at a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting about his son's death.
During Jeff Levy's last conversation with his son, he asked Jon, a sophomore at Radford University, if he would ever get in a car with a drunk driver
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Mother Opens Up About Son's Drunk Driving Death
For the first time since her son died in a drunk driving crash in Olney, Md., last year, a mother is sharing her heartache in an effort to keep it from happening again. by News4's Darcy Spencer reports. View news video article.
MADD Releases New Statistics On Teen Drinking
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)--Mothers Against Drunk Driving released some startling new statistics about where teenagers are getting their alcohol. View more of the video article.
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