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Press Release Archive 2008

JULY

July 29, 2008
White House Drug Office Releases its Largest-Ever Compilation of Data Relating to Marijuana Abuse in the United States

July 9, 2008
Prominent Athletes Join USADA's Efforts to Inspire Clean Sport

July 2, 2008
Ten States Activate Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention Codes—Cost-Effective Health Procedure Will Assist States in the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Abuse

JUNE

June 30, 2008
Statement from the Director on the Passage of the Merida Initiative

June 12, 2008
New Report Finds Highest-Ever Levels of THC in U.S. Marijuana

June 4, 2008
$5.8 Million in New Drug Prevention Grants to Aid 49 Schools in 20 States

MAY

May 9, 2008
Teen "Self Medication" for Depression Leads to More Serious Mental Illness, New Report Reveals

May 7, 2008
U.S. Calls On Global Producers to Help Develop Increased Chemical Controls for Meth Precursors, Controlled Pharmaceuticals

APRIL

April 7, 2008
Federal Health Insurers Add New Substance Abuse Services

MARCH

March 19, 2008
Statement from Deputy "Drug Czar" Scott M. Burns on Marijuana Decriminalization Efforts in New Hampshire

March 12, 2008
Methamphetamine, Cocaine Use Plummet; New Workplace Drug Testing Data Show Effects of Supply Crunch

March 10, 2008
Global Cooperation Key to Progress Made Against Meth in United States

March 6, 2008
U.S. Highlights Latest International Progress Against Methamphetamine; Urges Vulnerable Nations to Increase Efforts to Curb Precursor Chemicals

FEBRUARY

February 20, 2008
New Counties Designated As High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

February 15, 2008
$1.2 Million Available for Community-Based Drug Prevention Coalitions

February 1, 2008
$5.8 Million in New Grants Available for School-Based Drug Prevention

JANUARY

January 24, 2008
ONDCP Launches First Major Initiative to Combat Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

January 3, 2008
Canadian-made, Meth-laced Ecstasy Being Dumped into U.S. Illegal Drug Markets

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