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2009-10-19 19:19:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Narconon of Georgia has, for the past several years, seen a rapidly rising trend in prescription drug abuse. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day 2,500 youngsters age 12 to 17 try a painkiller for the first time and prescription drugs are more abused by teens than any illicit street drug, except for marijuana. Narconon of Georgia, in...

2009-10-02 14:46:28

At Capitol Hill briefing, researchers outline what we know and what we need to know to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco With substance abuse now accounting for one in 14 hospital admissions and generating billions in health care costs, leading scientists held a briefing on Capitol Hill today to present the evidence that we already have and the evidence we need in treating and preventing the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Scientists affiliated with the...

2009-10-02 12:03:00

Will Address Abuse Tripling of 'New Heroin' Prescription Opiates Like OxyContin, One Half Million Tennesseans Lack Treatment Who Need it According to HHS VIP's Include Former Drug Czar McCaffrey, National and Local Officials, Treatment Leaders, CRC Health CEO Barry Karlin, Tenn. Asst. Mental Health Commissioner Bruce Emery, Police Chiefs Groundbreaking & Balloon Liftoff as One of Country's Premier Drug Treatment Facilities to Double Adolescent Program, Add $4 Million Building...

2009-10-01 09:52:57

Weill Cornell study points to subtle differences between boys and girls New research by Weill Cornell Medical College researchers looks at the specific ways parents and peers influence teenagers to smoke, drink and use marijuana in combination. Among their findings: attitudes toward smoking influenced teenagers' use of multiple drugs (smoking, drinking and marijuana), and that this manifested itself differently in boys and girls. For girls, friends were shown to be central. Ambivalent or...

2009-09-30 06:00:00

Senator Claire McCaskill Introduces New Resources at Capitol Hill Briefing NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R), together with the National Military Family Association and the National Association of School Nurses, today announced the launch of new online tools to assist military families and teens through difficult periods of transition, such as a deployment, major injury or illness of a parent, or when moving frequently to new...

2009-09-29 13:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, the allocation of federal and state health care dollars is just plain backward, asserts Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House, the nation's leading non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention agency. In a thought-provoking opinion piece on the Phoenix House blog, Rising Above Addiction, Mr. Meitiner insists that re-appropriating funds toward treating addiction -- rather than treating the...

2009-09-23 18:25:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia has taken drug education to a new level - to the local county fair. While most adult attendees of the fair were interested in the arts and crafts, winning a prize at the concession stands, or seeing who won the 4-H events, they also wanted to know what was in the Narconon Georgia Drug Education Booth. Visitors were not disappointed in the colorful display. Children signed a pledge promising to remain drug-free and study hard...

2009-09-21 15:40:33

Picture this. A bunch of adolescent rats walk into a bar and start consuming Jell-O shots. Lots of them. Then, three weeks later, some of those party rats are given the choice of pushing one lever that always will give them two sugary pellets or another lever that will give them a larger but uncertain reward of either four or zero treats. The alcohol-consuming rats tend to opt for uncertain rewards while a control group of teetotaling rodents match their choice well to whichever lever had the...

2009-09-14 08:03:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) Launch Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure, Web Resources to Help Parents Talk to their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation will begin the next phase of its award-winning parenting skills campaign, airing educational messages created in cooperation with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) on radio stations in 14 markets nationwide through the end of October. The radio...

2009-09-03 12:04:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. U.S. Markets for Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109210/US-Markets-for-Addiction-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment.html INTRODUCTION STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES This BCC Research report details the complicated world of substance abuse. The increased prevalence of substance abuse poses a threat to the health and welfare of many...