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2013-06-28 23:16:53

In-demand market research report “India Quarterly Beverage Tracker Report Q1 2013” developed by Canadean has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Indian market for alcoholic beverages has experienced stable growth over the past ten years given the rising interest from the consumer side. The local alcohol consumption is expected to grow by over 10,000 million litres in the upcoming years to be over 18,500 million liters in 2015. India...

Synthetic Drugs Skyrocketing UN Report
2013-06-26 11:13:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The development of synthetic, designer drugs often outpaces the laws designed to control them, and a new report from the United Nations described a sharp rise in the proliferation of these so-called “legal highs.” “New harmful substances have been emerging with unfailing regularity on the drug scene,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. “The international drug control system is floundering for the first time under...

2013-06-19 11:05:24

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has released a summary report outlining policy strategies to reduce the harms related to alcohol, with a focus on the province of Ontario, Canada. In the report titled 'Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Ontario: A Provincial Summary Report,' CAMH Senior Scientist Norman Giesbrecht outlines Ontario's policy strengths and provides recommendations to help decrease the $2.9 billion attributed annually to the direct and indirect costs...

2013-06-12 16:26:31

AVAC Calls for Accelerated Action to Get PrEP to Those Who Can Benefit From It NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the Bangkok Tenofovir Study published online today in The Lancet provide additional evidence that daily oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduces HIV infection risk when taken consistently. The results from the study--the first conducted among people who inject drugs--are consistent with previous studies among men and women...

2013-06-10 16:25:51

Drug users can be trained to use overdose antidote naloxone and save lives, says international public health coalition VILNIUS, Lithuania, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug users, their families, and friends, need to know how to use, access, and advocate for the life-saving drug naloxone, said the Open Society Foundations and an international coalition of public health organizations today who launched the website naloxoneinfo.org. The coalition includes the Open...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

2013-05-20 12:27:26

Just one in 100 parents believe their kids have used prescription stimulants to boost grades, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a "study drug" ­- a prescription stimulant or amphetamine - to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13-17 years old believes that...

2013-05-02 23:24:06

Mental health professionals at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported on a study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, which found that prescription drug abuse among teens has risen 33% since 2008. Troy, MI (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Michigan mental health professionals at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported on a study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, which found that prescription drug abuse among teens has risen 33% since 2008. Lori Edelson, Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist...

2013-05-02 23:02:22

The rise in prescription drug abuse has permanently changed the face of addiction–how are treatment centers adjusting their programs to respond to this shift? West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Recently, laws attempting to control and monitor the prescription of habit-forming drugs have been enacted. However, for those who are already addicted, these changes have come too late. In an attempt to combat this alarming and pervasive epidemic, Recovery Associates, a drug and...

Survey Finds Teenage Drug Abuse Jumped 33 Percent In Five Years
2013-04-23 14:13:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released national survey found that the rate of teens that are abusing prescription drugs has jumped 33 percent over the past five years. Published at Drugfree.org, the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) found that 25 percent of teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once, a one-third increase since 2008. The study also found a troubling rise in the abuse of prescription stimulants. About 13 percent...