The Buzz - A Blog About the Disease of Addiction | CASAColumbia


Welcome to The BuzzCASAColumbia’s online conversation about addiction and substance use.

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Welcome to Five Minutes With, where we take a few moments to better get to know the CASAColumbia staff. Today we’d like to introduce Sarah Dauber, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Associate Director of Adolescent and Family Research.

In partnership with Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health, I am pleased to announce on behalf of CASAColumbia, the formation of a new research and policy center, set to be the preeminent resource for the study of addiction. This collaboration will establish a center of excellence in New Haven, Connecticut that will connect experts on substance abuse research, public policy and education across these two distinguished organizations.

In January, Anheuser-Busch, makers of the popular beer Bud Light, debuted an app for mobile devices called Bud Light Button, which promises delivery of Bud Light to your home in under an hour if you live in Washington D.C. The app is also linked to the company’s national “Up for Whatever” campaign, a sweepstakes with a range of prizes like a DJ and sound system delivered with your beer.

Over a quarter of underage youth in New York City have consumed alcohol in the past month, and while their most common method of obtaining alcohol is getting it from other people, the second most common is purchasing it themselves. In an effort to combat this problem, the New York City Department of Health (DOH) launched an initiative through the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to conduct an undercover investigation of New York City stores.

If you call yourself a social smoker, you might believe that you aren’t really harming your health — after all, social smokers are defined as people who mostly smoke in social situations. They don’t smoke that much so they aren’t harming their health, right? Wrong.

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