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2011-07-20 05:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online resource, RxSafetyMatters.org, is now available to help healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and community organizations combat the illegal diversion and abuse of prescription medications. Pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P. has developed RxSafetyMatters.org to provide information on programs initiated by the company and organizations with which it is partnering to help deter medication misuse and abuse. (Logo:...

2011-07-14 15:14:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is a leader in providing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders treatment. Dr. Phil Welches, Clinical Director for Gateway Foundation, will be a co-presenter in a webinar on July 26, 2011, sponsored by the renowned Hazelden Treatment Centers. The webinar will present the Hazelden/Dartmouth Co-occurring Disorders Program (CDP), a comprehensive program containing multiple curricula that are...

2011-07-05 17:08:00

CHICAGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment today announces a major enhancement to RecoverGateway.org, which provides an expanded offering of educational materials related to drug and alcohol prevention. The new Tools & Resources section offers in-depth information for parents, families, teens and adults on all facets of substance abuse treatment and related issues. The new Community Education section offers information on how...

2011-06-29 14:00:00

~ Study Finds 90 Percent of All Americans Struggling With Addiction Started Abusing Substances Before Age 18 ~ NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University underscores the vital role of parents in preventing drug and alcohol abuse among their children and teens. The study, "Adolescent Substance Use: America's #1 Public Health Problem," reveals that adolescence is the...

2011-06-29 12:59:50

Alcohol and drugs are fuelling homicide and suicide rates in Northern Ireland, a new independent report by University of Manchester researchers has found, with alcohol appearing to be a key factor for the country's higher suicide rates, including among mental health patients, compared to England and Wales. The 'Suicide and Homicide in Northern Ireland' report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI), which is based in the University's...

2011-06-28 23:01:00

90 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION STARTED SMOKING, DRINKING, OR USING OTHER DRUGS BEFORE AGE 18 ALMOST HALF OF ALL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SMOKE, DRINK, OR USE OTHER DRUGS NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine out of 10 Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction (1) started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18, according to a national study released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at...

2011-06-26 00:02:04

Narconon centers will participate in an array of activities spanning cultures and national boundaries on June 26 to observe with youth around the world the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Although Narconon drug education groups present all year round to hundreds of thousands of youth, young adults, police, the military, etc., the United Nations International Day Against Drugs, held every June 26th,...

2011-06-25 00:00:31

Release of the 2011 World Drug Report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime spurs debate on the correct tactics for combating international drug trafficking, abuse and addiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 On June 23, 2011, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released their annual report on the state of drug trafficking and abuse around the world, the 2011 World Drug Report (WDR). This report covers such diverse topics as the Afghan opium poppy blight, South...

2011-06-16 13:58:00

Witte Museum, San Antonio--11 a.m. THURS. JUNE 23: 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 Media Invited to News Conference, Q&A with leaders, and follow-on lunch with attendees Will Discuss Huge Official Treatment Gap Numbers Not Widely Known, Exploding Prescription Drug Abuse, New FDA-Approved Science-based Treatment and Breakthroughs, Treatment Impact on Reducing Crime and Improving Lives, and New Tricare Help to Military Service Members Returning from Wars Abroad SAN ANTONIO, June...

2011-06-08 08:30:00

MALIBU, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer approaching parents should be vigilant about ensuring children don't use downtime from their studies to engage in drug abuse, warns one of America's leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, Cliffside Malibu. Just as adults often suffer addiction relapses when not working regular hours, parents should be careful that kids don't get into drug-related trouble when the daily structure of school is not in place. "Cliffside Malibu...