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2010-12-22 05:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced a new strategic partner to help support the organization's outreach to address teen drug and alcohol use within the Latino and Spanish-speaking community and equip Hispanic parents with tools from prevention to treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has joined with the national nonprofit to provide bilingual resources to Spanish-speaking parents...

2010-12-15 00:30:46

New research indicates that ingesting moderate amounts of alcohol may increase an individual's risk of amphetamine abuse     * Amphetamines are part of a large group of drugs known as stimulants, which are commonly misused in the United States    * A new study shows that the amount of alcohol consumed may increase the likelihood of developing drug abuse    * These results indicate that there is a possible link between drinking and other drug abuse,...

2010-12-14 14:51:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows that teens' daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among this group jumping to 16 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2009. The MTF survey also points to marked increases in...

2010-12-14 00:01:32

November 2010 marked the first National Drug Fact Week. Recovery Now TV commends this effort in helping to fight teen drug addiction and promoting teen drug treatment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Recovery Now TV noted the significance of the first annual National Drug Fact Week, which occurred November 8th-14th 2010. The National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored this event and partners included Discovery, MTV and Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America. The primary goal of...

2010-11-11 18:24:00

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UK based Trimega Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as having met the standards set by the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Standard. Its accreditation follows an examination by the Employer Representative Quality Board of IIP and reflects the commitment and hard work undertaken by Trimega Laboratories as an organization. A significant aspect of the achievement is that, as a substance abuse testing company serving a...

2010-11-04 10:08:00

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study by researchers at Wayne State University showed that both teens and parents substantially underreported drug use, even when they had knowledge that a certificate of confidentiality protected them as a participant in the research study. According to Virginia Delaney-Black, M.D., M.P.H., professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Michigan and lead author of the study,...

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2010-11-01 08:05:00

When both the effects on the individual and the impact on society as whole is taken into account, alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine, claims a new study published in UK scientific journal The Lancet. In their report, former British government drug advisor David Nutt and researchers with the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) tested 20 drugs using 16 different measures of harm caused both to the individual taking the substance as well as to wider society....

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2010-10-27 12:32:17

The new version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) gives health professionals the opportunity to design an integral and personalized plan of assistance for patients suffering disorders due to substance abuse. Developed by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) in the 1980s, the ASI is the most used tool for studying disorders due to substance abuse. After more than 25 years of use, current trends have led ASI creators to update their index and adapt it to the present day reality. The new...

2010-10-25 12:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of hospital admissions among Americans ages 45 and older for medication and drug-related conditions doubled between 1997 and 2008, according to a new report released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Medication and drug-related conditions include effects of both prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as illicit drugs. Hospital admissions among those 45 years and older were driven by...

2010-10-13 02:00:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Alkermes' opioid dependence medication (VIVITROL) for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence following opioid detoxification is positive news for families of young adults and all those who are struggling to overcome opioid addiction. Addiction, a disease of the human brain, is a chronic illness while opioid dependence is frequently characterized...


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