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New National Survey Shows Continued Decline in Youth Substance Abuse

Current illicit drug use among teens is continuing to decline, accordingto a new report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServicesAdministration. The study also shows positive signs that teens are seeing thedangers of abusing prescription drugs and methamphetamine and are pushingback. Among youth ages 12-17, the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,the Nation's largest substance use survey, shows that the significant declinein overall past month illicit drug use that began in 2002 continued through2007, from 11-point-6 percent to 9-point-5 percent.

Texas Leads Nation in Drunk Driving; MADD Advocates Gather in Dallas Sept.4-6

Focus on MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) supporters have convened in Dallas tokick off their annual national conference at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Thefocus is MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, which focuses ontechniques and technologies that can eliminate drunk driving. Texas leads thenation in drunk driving and Dallas County is among the top five worst fordrunk driving fatalities based on population. Last year nearly 13-thousandpeople were killed in drunk driving crashes across the country, and despitethis, Texas leaders still have not passed sobriety checkpoints and interlocksfor all convicted offenders. In 2007, 1292 people were killed by drunk driverswith a BAC over .08 in Texas.

Sheryl Crow Joins Forces With Whole Foods Market(R) to Design A Better Bagfor the Environment

Whole Foods Market, the world's leading retailer in natural and organicfoods, has teamed up with pop music icon and environmental activist SherylCrow to create a special edition of Whole Foods Market's signature reusableshopping bag, A Better Bag. Launching in Whole Foods Market stores nationwideon October 15, this exclusive design was created in support of the NaturalResources Defense Council's Simple Steps program to encourage shoppers toembrace simple steps in their everyday lives to reduce consumption andconsider the environment.

BRIDES Magazine Asks the World's Most Celebrated Dress Designers to CreatePink Wedding Gowns; Sales Will Support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

For the second consecutive year, BRIDES is spearheading a national effortto mobilize the bridal fashion community in joining the fight against breastcancer. Twenty-one leading designers have each created a wedding dress with a"Something Pink" theme. This stunning collection will be sold in salonsnationwide through July 2009, with a portion of sales benefiting The BreastCancer Research Foundation. The November/December issue of BRIDES, on saleOctober 14, will include a 23-page fashion portfolio showcasing the gowns byparticipating designers

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