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2009-11-20 12:23:37

    * Treatment for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and tuberculosis (TB) is rarely integrated, even though the two diseases have a high co-occurrence.    * American and Russian researchers have jointly designed and are monitoring an innovative program that will deliver alcohol treatment as part of routine TB care.    * The trial study is continuing. The integration of alcohol screening, treatment and referral into primary care and other medical...

2009-11-11 17:45:11

College athletes who use performance-enhancing substances may be at heightened risk of misusing alcohol and using recreational drugs as well, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The study, of 234 male athletes at one university, found that those who used performance enhancers -- ranging from steroids to stimulants to weight-loss supplements -- were more likely to admit to heavy drinking and using drugs like marijuana and cocaine. Moreover, they also had...

2009-11-05 17:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Narconon International's management office in Los Angeles worked with its drug rehabilitation and education centers throughout the country in a combined effort to speak with thousands of students and other community members during Red Ribbon Week. The National Family Partnership's (NFP) Red Ribbon Week is considered the nationwide observance of drug prevention activities and is held during the end of October each year, which began in 1988. Narconon...

2009-10-30 14:58:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 26th, downtown Atlanta played stage to a live band as Narconon of Georgia celebrated Red Ribbon Week at Woodruff Park. A local band, sponsored by Narconon, took center stage at Woodruff Park, on the corner of Auburn Ave and Peachtree Street downtown. The songs written by Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, as well as original compositions had park goers dancing. Government workers, college students, tourists and people from all walks of life...

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2009-10-30 06:00:00

The UK government's top drug advisors said on Thursday that alcohol and cigarettes pose a greater risk to one's health than hard drugs like cannabis, LSD and ecstasy. Professor David Nutt of Imperial College London is requesting a new system for classifying drugs so that the public can have a greater understanding of the relative harm of legal and illegal substances, reported AFP. In a briefing paper for the Center for Crime and Justice Studies at King's College at London, he reported that...

2009-10-22 13:23:21

Adult male monkeys exposed to cocaine while in the womb have poor impulse control and may be more vulnerable to drug abuse than female monkeys, even a decade or more after the exposure, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The findings could lead to a better understanding of human drug abuse. The study was presented yesterday at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. "This is the first time that so many different measures of...

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...


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