Latest drug abuse Stories

2012-03-28 23:00:33

Orange County Rehab 449Recovery speaks out against opiate addiction. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 According to a story released on the New England Cable News website, the state of Oklahoma is now the number one state in prescription pain pill addiction and abuse. What is more disturbing according to data within the article is that the number of deaths as a result of drug overdoses is now averaging two a day; which is higher than the number of deaths caused annually by...

2012-03-14 12:00:00

EIC Rallies to Raise Awareness in Creative Community and Among Media Members with Updated Resources to Encourage Accurate Depictions of Serious Consequences Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) will join the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition´s press conference addressing the dangers of inhalants, including helium. The event will raise awareness of the potentially deadly consequences of inhalants and include the distribution of updated...

2012-03-06 12:03:19

Researchers use adoption model to understand impact of genetics and environment The risk of abusing drugs is greater — even for adopted children — if the family environment in which they are raised is dysfunctional, according to a new study conducted by a collaborative team from Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. Previous research suggests that drug abuse is strongly influenced by a mix of genetic factors and the environment, including influences...

2012-03-06 11:31:37

In a national Swedish adoption study, the risk for drug abuse appears to be increased among adopted children whose biological parents had a history of drug abuse, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Drug abuse is a worldwide public health problem and much effort has gone into understanding the nature of familial factors, the authors write in their study background. Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., of Virginia...

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