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Saturday Marks Fourth Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
2012-04-27 09:11:34

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Using the slogan “Got Drugs,” the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), it allows members of the community to turn in unwanted or unused prescription drugs in a safe manner. “68 percent of new users and 66 percent of occasional users got their pills from a friend or relative,” noted Gil Kerlikowske, director of the...

Illicit Drug Use Rising In The US
2011-09-09 05:01:17

  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reveals that drug use rose in the US between 2008 and 2010. It indicates that 22.6 million Americans aged 12 or older (8.9 percent of the population) were currently drug users. In 2008 the rate of drug use was 8 percent while in 2009 through 2001 the percentage stayed steady at 8.7 percent. The survey indicates that the increased rate of drug...

2011-04-21 00:00:27

In response to the Obama Administration's recent request to increase the drug war budget, Unity Rehab creates an infographic that illustrates the amount of money already spent on our failed war on drugs and offers a more sensible alternative. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 In a recent release of the Obama administration's 2011 fiscal budget proposal, Obama requested $15.5 billion for federal drug control, a 3.5% increase over last years. Obama's budget request, which maintains...

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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