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11-12-2014 Using chemistry to treat substance abuse and Parkinson's disease
– American Scientist
F. Ivy Carroll is a distinguished fellow for medicinal chemistry at the Research Triangle Institute, where he is the director of their Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry.
10-22-2014 RTI International, University of Pittsburgh test effectiveness of pediatric substance use prevention programs among low-income youth
In an effort to prevent substance use and related behaviors among low-income youth, RTI International, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to test the effectiveness of integrating and adapting a substance use screening tool for youth with a brief family-based prevention intervention, for use in primary care pediatric clinics.    
8-21-2014 HIV infections can be prevented by reducing substance use and gender-based violence in high-risk populations
Researchers from RTI International and the South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit presented findings from two intervention studies that showed that HIV infections can be prevented by reducing substance use and gender-based violence among high-risk populations.
6-6-2014 Researchers to address drug use among women at International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference
Leading researchers will address drug use and substance abuse among women worldwide at the 7th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference. RTI International is co-sponsoring the conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 13.
5-13-2014 Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking
Several medications can help people with alcohol use disorders maintain abstinence or reduce drinking, according to research from the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.
5-1-2014 New book examines effects of substance abuse, health, and mental health among active-duty military personnel
A new book by researchers at RTI International examines trends and correlates of substance abuse, physical health, and mental health, and the collective effects of these issues on workforce productivity and readiness of active duty military personnel stationed across the world.  
3-19-2014 New report highlights recent decline in adolescent inhalant use
The number of adolescents ages 12 to 17 who use inhalants decreased from 820,000 in 2011 to about 650,000 in 2012, according to a new report administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and conducted by RTI International.
12-26-2013 Stillbirth linked to smoking and substance abuse
– Examiner
According to a new study, smoking tobacco or marijuana as well as the use of illegal drugs increases the risk of a stillbirth.
8-20-2013 Robert Bray Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Military Psychology
Robert Bray, Ph.D., senior program director of substance abuse epidemiology and military behavioral health at RTI International, has received the John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.
6-17-2013 Wendee Wechsberg Receives International Award of Excellence in Mentoring
Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., director of substance abuse treatment evaluations and interventions at RTI International, received the 2013 Excellence in Mentoring award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
5-2-2013 Special Issue of Journal Examines Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts
A special issue of Prevention Science, co-edited by Diana Fishbein, Ph.D., a behavioral neuroscientist at RTI International, and Ty Ridenour, a methodologist at University at Pittsburgh, examines substance abuse prevention approaches for high-risk behaviors and addresses gaps in prevention research.
2-6-2013 Letting Kids Drink Wine
– Vitals Blog
In my Italian family, wine was always part of the Sunday dinner. For adults. For kids. My grandmother used to sneak it into our soda. We didn’t like it, but she claimed it was good for the blood. Turns out that she was right.
2-6-2013 Smuggling Undermines Tobacco Tax Hike Goals
– Mackinac Center for Public Policy
North Dakota State Rep. Eliot Glassheim has proposed a hike (HB 1387) in that state’s cigarette excise tax from 44 cents to $1.00 per pack, a 127 percent increase. While his intentions are good — he says he wants to help people quit smoking — it’s doubtful as many people as he believes will do so due to tax avoidance.
2-6-2013 Do Sin Taxes Stop the Sinning?
– The Journal
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a 94 cent per pack increase in the state tax on cigarettes as part of his budget proposal this year. The increase would raise $370 million in new revenue, the governor says.
1-9-2013 Study: Replacing Prison Terms with Drug Abuse Treatment Could Save Billions in Criminal Justice Costs
Sending drug abusers to community-based treatment programs rather than prison could help reduce crime and save the criminal justice system billions of dollars, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International and Temple University.
1-8-2013 Jeremy Bray Promoted to Senior Fellow
Jeremy Bray, Ph.D., a health economist at RTI International has been promoted from RTI Fellow to Senior Fellow by President Wayne Holden.
10-28-2012 Why Smokers Shouldn't Be Scared Of The WHO's Global Recommendations For Cigarette Taxes
– Business Insider
The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control said it will discuss creating its own recommendations for member states on cigarette taxes at a November conference in Seoul, South Korea.
10-9-2012 Study Evaluates Impact of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
– News-Medical
"Harder hitting ads worked equally well, regardless of how much you wanted to quit, how much your income is and your level of education," said Matthew C. Farrelly, Ph.D., chief scientist at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and lead author on the study.
10-9-2012 Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Increase Attempts to Quit
– Science Daily
Graphic and/or emotional television anti-smoking ads get more smokers to try to quit than less intense ads, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
10-8-2012 The Great Cigarette-Tax Lie
– The Post
New York’s highest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes are failing to drive down smoking rates; instead, they’re just putting a heavy extra burden on poor New Yorkers. A new study funded by the state’s Department of Health confirms these ugly facts.
10-7-2012 Kids Tasting Alcohol May Not Be Good Idea
– United Press International
One-in-4 U.S. moms say young children tasting alcohol may discourage teen drinking, while 40 percent say banning alcohol may make it appealing, a study found.
10-2-2012 Low-income Smokers in NY Spend Quarter of Income on Cigarettes
– Washington Square News
Low-income smokers in New York state spent close to 25 percent of their income on cigarettes in 2010-2011, according to a study conducted by the Public Health and Policy Research program of Research Triangle Institute International.
9-29-2012 PTSD, Opioids can be Fatal Combination
– Austin Statesman
Among the Texas veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan identified by the American-Statesman as dying of drug overdoses, Veterans Affairs records show that 21 — over 40 percent — had post-traumatic stress disorder as their primary disability diagnosis.
9-27-2012 Why It's Dangerous to Let Your Kid Try Sips of Alcohol
– iVillage (HealthDay News)
Many parents wrongly believe that allowing young children to taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking when they're teens, a new study finds.
9-27-2012 RTI International to Support Criminal Justice Efforts through Forensics Research
RTI International has been awarded two cooperative agreements from the National Institutes of Justice to conduct two research projects that will support and advance the use of forensic science for criminal justice purposes.
9-26-2012 Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
– U.S. News & World Report
Many parents wrongly believe that allowing young children to taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking when they're teens, a new study finds.
9-25-2012 Screening, Counseling Helps Reduce Risky Drinking
Screening adults aged 18 and older, including pregnant women, for alcohol misuse and brief behavioral counseling interventions can help adults with risky or hazardous drinking reduce their alcohol intake, according to a new draft recommendation statement posted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
9-25-2012 National Survey Shows Reduction in Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use Among Young Adults
The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today, during the 23rd annual national observance of National Recovery Month. Non-medical use of prescription drugs among children aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 26 or older remained unchanged.
9-23-2012 Study: Low-Income Smokers Spend 25 Percent Of Income On Cigarettes
– CBS -Washington
Low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes. A new study by RTI International caused a smokers’ rights advocate to say it proves high taxes are regressive and ineffective in deterring smokers.
9-23-2012 Many parents believe allowing kids to taste alcohol discourages later use
– News Track India
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A quarter of mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing, a new study has found.
9-22-2012 State-funded study: Cigarette tax hurts New York’s poor most Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/22/state-funded-study-cigarette-tax-hurts-new-yorks-poor-most/#ixzz27OKw0UdL
– The Daily Caller
A study conducted on behalf of the New York State Department of Health has revealed that cigarette taxes hurt the poorest New Yorkers the most.
9-21-2012 Cigarette Tax Burdens Low-Income, Doesn't Deter Smoking
– ABC News
Higher cigarette taxes may be financially hurting low-income smokers rather than making them more likely to quit, according to a new survey by researchers at RTI International.
9-21-2012 Parents (Mistakenly) Believe Letting Kids Drink Alcohol Early Discourages Later Use, Study Says
– Huffington Post
A surprising number of parents believe that early exposure to alcohol will discourage children from drinking in adolescence and help prevent alcohol abuse later on, according to a new study from the RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
9-20-2012 Should Children Be Allowed to Sip Mommy’s Drink?
– Time
Will allowing your child a sip of wine at an early age prevent him from engaging in dangerous drinking later? Probably not, but plenty of parents think so, finds a recent study.
9-20-2012 U.S. Cigarette Tax Hits Poor Hardest
– RIA Novosti
Despite higher cigarette taxes in the U.S., low-income smokers spend a disproportionate amount of money on cigarettes compared to wealthier smokers, according to a new study by the nonprofit research and development group RTI International.
9-20-2012 Many Parents Let Kids Taste Alcohol
– Everyday Health
Have you ever let your children sip your beer or wine? Did your parents allow you a swig or two growing up? It's not unheard of for parents to give kids a taste of alcohol.
9-19-2012 Does Offering Kids Sips of Alcohol Turn Them into Boozy Teenagers?
– The Week
Many parents think that an early taste of wine or beer will make their children less likely to binge as teens. Think again, warn health experts.
9-19-2012 Many Parents Believe That Letting Young Children Taste Alcohol Discourages Later Use
– Science Daily
One in four mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing, according to a new study by RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
9-19-2012 Many Parents Believe that Letting Young Children Taste Alcohol Discourages Later Use, Study Finds
One in four mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing, according to a new study by RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
9-18-2012 Further Steps Needed to Reduce Stigma, Expand Access to Substance Abuse Screening and Care in Armed Forces
Outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care, and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department's ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
9-17-2012 Cigarette Taxes 'Disproportionately Burden' the Poor, Report Says
– U.S. News & World Report
New research finds that high cigarette taxes take a heavy toll on low-income smokers, compared to those who are wealthier.
9-17-2012 Parents, offering your kids sips of booze may backfire
– Today Moms
Public health analyst Christine Jackson and her colleagues read hundreds of comments online by parents who share similar beliefs as Zidel’s. People were certain that offering kids sips of booze at home would encourage responsible drinking behavior later in life. But despite their best intentions, these moms may be mistaken.
9-17-2012 Further Steps Needed to Reduce Stigma and Expand Access to Substance Abuse Screening and Care in U.S. Armed Forces
– Science Daily
Outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care, and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department's ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Service members' rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessing adequate treatment for alcohol and drug-related disorders were among the concerns that prompted members of Congress to request this review.
9-14-2012 Poor Spend Bigger Percentage on Smoking
– United Press International
High cigarette taxes are effective at reducing cigarette smoking, but U.S. researchers say they disproportionally burden low-income smokers.
9-14-2012 Low-Income Smokers See 23 Percent of Their Income Go Up in Smoke
– Everyday Health
Low-income smokers in New York, the state with the nation's highest cigarette tax ($4.35 per pack), spent nearly a quarter — 23.6 percent — of their household income on cigarettes in 2010-2011, according to researchers at RTI International, a not-for-profit research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
9-13-2012 High Cigarette Taxes Disproportionately Burden Low-Income Families
Although high cigarette taxes are effective at reducing cigarette smoking, they disproportionally burden low-income smokers, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International.
9-13-2012 High Cigarette Taxes Disproportionately Burden Low-Income Families
– Science Daily
Although high cigarette taxes are effective at reducing cigarette smoking, they disproportionally burden low-income smokers, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International.
9-5-2012 Hendrée Jones Speaks at Presidential Panel about Opioid Misuse During Pregnancy
At the recent Leadership Meeting on Maternal Addiction, Opioid Exposed Infants and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome hosted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Hendrée Jones, a senior research psychologist in the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice division, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions program, addressed the issue of the growing number of pregnant women who use opioids.
8-16-2012 Michigan Crime Lab Chief Resigns
– The Detroit News
The head of the Michigan State Police forensic crimes division said Wednesday he's resigning less than a month after helping to win a coveted international accreditation for the department's seven crime labs.
7-18-2012 New tests may help detect ‘spice’ synthetic drugs Read more: The Herald-Sun - New tests may help detect ‘spice’ synthetic drugs
– Durham Herald-Sun
Researchers at the Research Triangle Park-based contract research institute RTI International have published a pilot study about a test strategy they say could potentially help law enforcement detect synthetic drugs known as spice or bath salts.
7-12-2012 Advanced Drug Testing Method Detects 'Spice' Drugs
A new method of drug testing developed by researchers at RTI International makes it possible to detect a wider range of synthetically-produced ‘designer’ drugs.
7-12-2012 Advanced Drug Testing Method Detects 'Spice' Drugs
– Science Daily
A new method of drug testing developed by researchers at RTI International makes it possible to detect a wider range of synthetically-produced 'designer' drugs.
6-15-2012 Mass Spectrometry Tracks Down Designer Drugs
– Chemical & Engineering News
Drug tests spot banned substances based on their specific chemical structures, but a new breed of narcotics is designed to evade such tests. Now researchers have developed a method that can screen for multiple designer drugs at once, without knowing their structures (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac300509h). The test may help law enforcement crack down on the substances.
5-23-2012 Hendrée Jones to Be Recognized by the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
Hendrée Jones, a senior research psychologist at RTI International, has been selected to receive the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Betty Ford Award.
5-2-2012 Improved Drug Treatment for Prisoners Could Save Billions in Criminal Justice Costs
Researchers from RTI International and Temple University have found that government investment in prison-based drug treatment programs could help reduce overall criminal justice system costs.
5-2-2012 Improved Drug Treatment for Prisoners Could Save Billions in Criminal Justice Costs
– Newswise
In a time of tightening budgets, government investment in prison-based drug treatment programs could help reduce overall criminal justice system costs, according to a study by researchers from RTI International and Temple University.
4-25-2012 Substance Abuse Experts to Discuss Challenges of Controlling 'Spice' Drugs
Hosted by RTI International, a group of leading experts will gather at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 8, to discuss the policies and technologies needed to address the growing problem of synthetically produced cannabinoids and cathinones, also known as "spice" or "bath salts," respectively.
1-13-2012 Drug-users’ needles endanger public, study shows
– Miami Herald
As he worked on his thesis in public health two years ago, University of Miami master’s degree candidate Hansel Tookes spent hundreds of hours with fellow students prowling Miami-Dade’s most notorious sites for illegal drug use. They were counting needles.