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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...

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association's (DATIA) Annual Conference at the Doral Resort and Spa, DATIA Chairman, Dr. David M. Martin, in his opening address predicted that a new wave of drug abuse would be hitting America. He cited a report that will be released this month in the Journal of Health Affairs of a seven-year study tracking broadband access and hospital admissions for substance abuse. The study reported that for...

2011-06-01 12:57:53

Animal study suggests having a lifelong mate leads to greater resistance to drug Long-term relationships make the commonly abused drug amphetamine less appealing, according to a new animal study in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that social bonds formed during adulthood lead to changes in the brain that may protect against drug abuse. Prairie voles are rodents that form lifelong bonds with mating partners. In the new study, researchers directed by Zuoxin...

2011-05-31 16:39:49

Many barriers to treatment programs Female prisoners who did not participate in a drug treatment program after their release were 10 times more likely to return to prison within one year than other prisoners, a new study has found. More than one-third of those women were sent back to prison within six months, according to the national study led by Flora Matheson, a medical sociologist at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public...

2011-05-12 11:04:57

Easy online availability of controlled drugs may contribute to soaring abuse levels Increasing access to rogue online pharmacies "“ those which dispense medications without a doctor's prescription "“ may be an important factor behind the rapid increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. In a report that was released today online by the journal Health Affairs and will also appear in its June edition, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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