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By Bob Deans Cox News Service WASHINGTON -- The generation that once celebrated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll as a rite of passage is carrying substance abuse into retirement, says a U.S. government survey released Thursday.
By Janet Kornblum Teenagers and young adults are using fewer street drugs -- cocaine, heroin and marijuana -- than they did in 2002, says a government report out Thursday. Children ages 12 to 17 are using fewer prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Current illicit drug use among teens is continuing to decline, according to a new report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released today.
A U.S. agency said on Thursday that cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year while abuse of prescription pain drugs increased.
A war we can't win Re "Struggling with the price of the pot fight," Roger Chesley op- ed, Aug. 16: Marijuana prohibition is a costly failure. Detectives Michael Phillips of Virginia Beach and Jarrod Shivers of Chesapeake did not die as heroes.
By Janet Kornblum What is easier for a typical teen to get his hands on: a six-pack of beer or a bunch of prescription drugs? More teens now say it's easier for them to acquire prescription drugs -- usually powerful painkillers -- than it is to buy beer, according to the 13th annual survey on attitudes about drug abuse, out today, from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.
By Lewis Griswold, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--The nation's drug czar chopped down marijuana plants growing deep inside the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County on Tuesday.
Regarding Bill Steigerwald's column about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 35th birthday ("35 years of drug war failure," July 13 and PghTrib.com), the primary hiring criterion for DEA agents is ignorance.
Text of report in English by Seychelles Nation newspaper website on 5 July [Unattributed report: "Cares War on Drugs Gains Momentum"] Care [Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education] is mobilising people in all sectors of the community to be part of the war on drugs, Noella Gontier, the organization's director, has said.
By Barrington, Kyle Abstract Illegal drug use and abuse by the nation's secondary school students is a continuing public health issue and this is especially true for students living in rural, low-income areas where access to intervention and treatment services is often limited.