Policy Reports (Records 16 to 30 of 62)

CASA Teen Survey Identifies Abuse Factors
The risk that teens will smoke, drink, get drunk and use illegal drugs increases sharply if they are highly stressed, frequently bored or have substantial amounts of spending money, according to The National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse VIII: Teens and Parents, an annual back-to-back survey conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.[No.18-2003]

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: NJ data
Each year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts a survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment throughout the country. The results are released annually by SAMHSA in the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). Following are selected findings of New Jersey facilities from the 2002 N-SSATS. [No.17-2003]

2002 Survey Shows Most Addicts Have More than One Addiction
Results from the 2002 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) found that almost half of the 1.1 million people receiving addiction treatment in 2002 have more than one addiction. [No.16-2003]

22 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFERED FROM SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE OR ABUSE DUE TO DRUGS, ALCOHOL IN 2002
On September 8, 2003, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released its newest results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse).[No. 15-2003]

ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION RULE PROPOSAL: HIGHLIGHTS
The State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (Board) proposes new rules at N.J.A.C. 13:34C for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee (Committee). The rules in this chapter implement the provisions of P.L. 1997, c.331, N.J.S.A. 45:2D-1 et seq., The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Licensing and Certification Act. [No. 14-2003]

PARENTS TROUBLED BY UNDERAGE DRINKING AND ALCOHOL COMPANIES’ ADVERTISING APPEALS TO YOUTH
According to a new survey, two-thirds of parents say that seeing and hearing alcohol ads make teens more likely to drink alcohol. Almost three-quarters of parents say that alcohol companies are not doing enough to limit the amount of alcohol advertising that teens see. [No. 13-003]

FY 2004 STATE BUDGET ADDICTION PREVENTION AND TREATMENT SUMMARY
Governor James McGreevey signed the New Jersey state budget on July 1, 2003. It appropriates $24,003,161,000 in state funds and $9,918,463,752 in federal funds for fiscal year 2003-2004. The following appropriations were included for programs and services dealing with addiction prevention and treatment.[No.12-2003]

VIOLENCE, VANDALISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DECREASE IN NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING 2001-02 SCHOOL
The New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s Report on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse is submitted annually to the education committees of the New Jersey State Legislature. It provides the Legislature with data in four categories of incidents: violence, vandalism, weapons and substance abuse. [No.11-2003]

NY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
Alcoholism and substance abuse providers in New York State continue to face a workforce crisis. Qualified staff who are essential to ensuring quality care and compliance with state standards are leaving the field at a rate that dramatically exceeds the rate of entry into the field. [No.10-2003]

NAADAC SURVEY ILLUMINATES FUTURE OF ADDICTION TREATMENT WORKFORCE
The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the association for addiction professionals, conducted a study of its members who are new to the substance abuse field using the infrastructure designed and maintained through their Practitioner Services Network (PSN). [No.9-2003]

Fact Sheet: Prevalence Rates of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use among New Jersey Middle School
The 2001 New Jersey Middle School Substance Use Survey was conducted by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Addiction Services between December 2000 and March 2001. Surveys were collected from 7th and 8th grade public and private school students throughout the state. A report of the survey results was released in September 2002. An objective of the survey, highlighted here, was to estimate the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among middle school students. [No.8-2003]

Criminal history background checks
A law requiring criminal history record background checks for health care professionals as a condition of initial licensure was enacted in 2002. It amends the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Licensing and Certification Act, which became law in 1998. [No.7-2003]

Fact Sheet: Teens and alcohol
87 percent of high school seniors have used alcohol. In comparison, 63 percent have smoked cigarettes; 32 percent have used marijuana; and only 6 percent have used cocaine. [No. 6 - 2003]

Administration favors student drug testing, counseling
New guidelines on student drug testing, released by the Bush Administration, urge school administrators to treat and counsel high-school students found to be using drugs, rather than punish them, the Associated Press reported. [No.5 - 2003]

State appeals court permits random testing by districts
New Jersey appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that stopped random drug testing at a regional high school, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.[No. 4 - 2003]

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