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2012-01-17 19:45:00

Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to education parents and families on the urgent need for immediate drug intervention for their loved one struggling with substance abuse as drug deaths grow and outnumber traffic mortalities in the US. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to educate parents, grandparents, spouses and the loved ones of those struggling with substance abuse,...

2012-01-16 21:23:38

    A new study compares rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), nicotine dependence (ND), and mood and anxiety disorders in the United States and South Korea.     Results indicate that while AUDs are substantially more common among Americans than South Koreans, alcohol-dependent Americans are significantly more likely to seek treatment. Hazardous alcohol use and depression are among the 10 leading causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according...

2012-01-10 11:00:00

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly. Teens use of pot, cocaine, heroine, alcohol has increased (according to Dr. Moe Gelbart and The Partnership of Drug Free) with concerns such as addiction, reduced ability to function at school or work or overdosing. Los Angeles South Bay Area, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 On the Dr. Carol Francis Radio...

2012-01-10 16:05:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chattanooga attorneys David J. Ward and Alix C. Michel have been working together for the last several years to counsel medical professionals, such as physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, pharmacists and other health care providers, on ways to prevent prescription drug abuse and decrease doctor shopping among patients. Ward and Michel, attorneys at Chattanooga-based law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., have been...

Pot Use Highest In Australia, New Zealand
2012-01-08 06:18:43

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rate of marijuana and amphetamine use in the world, according to a new study published last week in the medical journal The Lancet. According to Matt Seigel of the New York Times, the study, which was co-authored by University of New South Wales professor Louisa Degenhardt and University of Queensland professor Wayne Hall, claims that nearly 15% of the combined 15- to 64-year-old population had used some form of marijuana in 2009. Those...

2012-01-06 14:00:00

Burning Tree, a long term treatment center in Texas, announces plans to redouble efforts in the war against OxyContin addiction and abuse. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The continuing rise in OxyContin abuse nationwide–combined with more high profile pharmacy robbery cases involving the prescription pain killer in 2011–has prompted a Texas treatment center to double efforts against this growing epidemic. Burning Tree, a long-term drug and rehabilitation facility, plans...

2012-01-05 10:48:00

In the news release, West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management, issued 05-Jan-2012 by First Choice Services over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the Quitline phone number in the last paragraph, should read "1-866-987-8488 " rather than "1-866-981-8488" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2012...

2012-01-05 09:00:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Services has taken over operation of the West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. "We are excited for the opportunity to continue the operation of this tool that is so vital in the fight against prescription drug abuse in our state," Steve Burton, chief executive officer of First Choice Services, said. "We want to build on the successful foundation the quitline...

2011-12-29 08:10:00

Narconon Eastern US Director appeals to parents to get children struggling with addiction into alcohol or drug rehab now, before New Year´s Eve as the pressure to party, abuse drugs and binge drink reaches its peak for the year. It could save their life. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, appeals to parents to get children, spouses or any other loved one struggling with substance abuse into alcohol or drug rehab now, before New...

2011-12-19 21:10:00

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals Applauds New Report Confirming Drug Courts Reduce Crime and Substance Abuse, Save Money Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is proud to announce that the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its fourth report on Drug Courts last week, concluding once again that Drug Courts reduce recidivism and save money. The report, ADULT DRUG COURTS: Studies Show Courts...