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xanax abuse on the rise
2014-05-24 06:29:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report showing that the abuse of Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is rising in the US — as is the number of emergency room visits associated with the drug. "We're seeing growth in the number of people who are getting into trouble with these drugs," says Pete Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality,...

2013-10-01 23:36:28

SAMHSA report shows that the synthetic drug was linked to thousands of emergency room visits in 2011. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The name may sound harmless, but the new designer drug known commonly as bath salts was linked to nearly 23,000 hospital emergency room visits in 2011, according to a report released on September 17th. The report was compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and detailed findings on the 2.5 million emergency...

2010-06-18 06:20:00

According to a study by two governmental agencies, emergency room visits linked to prescription painkillers abuse have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, a shocking increase that threatens the public health system in the United States. Emergency room visits involving abuse of painkillers such as oxycodone rose from 144,644 in 2004 to more than 305,850 in 2008, according to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

Despite reported declines in teen marijuana use, in 2007 almost 11 million teens report having used marijuana. For those using the drug, four alarming trends are of grave concern for parents and teens, according to "Non-Medical Marijuana III: Rite of Passage or Russian Roulette?," a new report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. From 1992 - 2006: -- There was a 175 percent jump in the potency of marijuana (3.2 to 8.8 percent THC(1)...

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