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2010-10-12 18:11:00

Former Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey Says "Reluctant Addicts More Likely to Obtain Treatment Once-a-Month"; CRC Health Group to Include Vivitrol among Treatment Options Company has used Vivitrol to treat alcoholism for years with positive results WASHINGTON and CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The FDA's just approved monthly drug treatment with Vivitrol could be a game changer," said the country's largest substance abuse treatment provider, CRC Health Group, Recovery...

2010-10-07 04:03:00

~ Long-time nonprofit's mission evolves; research demonstrates parents' increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues ~ ~ Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion ~ NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) announced today that it is changing its name to The Partnership at Drugfree.org((TM)). The new name reflects the nonprofit's commitment to serving and supporting...

2010-09-29 14:11:15

In a recently published study in the journal Addiction, researchers from Bowling Green State University report evidence of an association between father's incarceration and substantially elevated risks for illegal drug use in adolescence and early adulthood. The number of persons incarcerated in the United States has sharply risen over the past several decades, from about 250,000 in 1975 to 2,250,000 in 2006. So too has the number of children with incarcerated parents, particularly fathers....

2010-09-27 08:44:00

STATESBORO, Ga., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The text messages on a child's phone look innocent enough. "I want a Ben and Jerry's." "Is Lori in town?" "I'm fixing a BLT." "I want a Bean Burrito." Most parents would assume their teenager is going for an ice cream, looking for their friend Lori, making a bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, but decides on a bean burrito instead. Unfortunately, their assumptions are wrong. The text messages actually mean: "I want ice or crystal meth." "Is there...

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2010-09-17 05:55:00

Nearly 22 million Americans aged 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2009, a rise of nine percent from 2008 levels, according to results released Thursday of a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The number of U.S. residents aged 12 and older who used illegal drugs or abused prescription medications rose from 8.0 percent of the population in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009, the highest level since 2002, the National Survey on Drug...

2010-09-16 15:14:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Teen Drug Use Rises to 9 Percent; Reinforces That Parents Are Essential NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism. To help parents...

2010-09-16 13:14:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Recovery Month, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has received a proclamation from the Illinois governor, Pat Quinn, fulfilling Timberline Knolls' request to recognize the month of September 2010 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month; a time to celebrate the continued success of the many people in Illinois who have turned their lives around and achieved recovery, and a time focused on bettering the lives of...

2010-09-16 10:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The shocking increase in all drug use by Americans age 12 and older reported by the government today threatens the health and safety of every child and family in this nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080814/NYTH004LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080814/NYTH004LOGO ) Now is not the time to point fingers. Now is the time for all of us to look in the mirror: the President, political leaders, professionals in...

2010-09-15 23:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new national survey, sponsored by the American Pain Foundation, reveal misperceptions among physicians regarding the misuse and abuse of opioids. The results come in light of government statistics to be released today looking at the broader U.S. population, showing 2009 rates of nonmedical use of these products nationwide.(1) According to the survey of physicians, a majority (56%) believe that only a small number of their patients...

2010-09-14 07:07:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) Launch Next Phase of Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure and Web Resources to Help Parents Talk with their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip...


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