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2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up — but have deadlier consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The change in the overall pattern of substance abuse is reflected in the types of drugs causing overdose deaths and trips to rehab. Since 2000, the drugs sending people to their graves or to rehab have been shifting away from illicit drugs and toward prescription drugs. The 2011 report on the subject from...

Siblings Of Addicts Wired For Addiction
2012-02-03 06:13:13

Scientists have discovered that addicts and their siblings have the same disorders in the brain, meaning both are wired for addictive behavior. However, the siblings that do not exhibit addictive tendencies give researchers hope that addiction can be cured. Paul Keedwell, a consultant psychiatrist from Britain´s Cardiff University who was not involved in the study, told Reuters: “If we could get a handle on what makes unaffected relatives of addicts so resilient we might be...

2011-12-19 21:10:00

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals Applauds New Report Confirming Drug Courts Reduce Crime and Substance Abuse, Save Money Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is proud to announce that the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its fourth report on Drug Courts last week, concluding once again that Drug Courts reduce recidivism and save money. The report, ADULT DRUG COURTS: Studies Show Courts...

2011-11-07 11:30:00

Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Newton, MA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Aim of this study was to derive and describe typologies of prescription opioid use in a large and diverse population of adults being assessed for substance abuse treatment Researchers obtained data...

Marijuana May Double Accident Risk
2011-10-07 05:00:49

Over 10 million people age 12 or older are estimated to have driven under the influence of illicit drugs in the prior year, according to a 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. While marijuana is the most commonly detected non-alcohol drug in drivers, its role in causing crashes has remained in question. To examine the link between marijuana use by drivers and risk of a car accident, researchers at Columbia University did a meta-analysis of nine epidemiologic studies and found...

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...

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2011-08-25 11:14:41

  A new study of 1,000 teenagers nationwide by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, finds that teenagers who are active on social networking sites are more likely to be addicted to tobacco, alcohol, or marijuana. CASA notes that 70 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 spend time everyday on social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace. These teens, according to the study are five times more likely to use tobacco, three times more...

2011-05-24 09:51:00

Substance Abuse Experts Help Parents with Dialogue about Drugs CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer approaches and teens are out of school, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment reminds parents that a variety of drugs are readily available to teenagers if they want them, even legal "drugs." Controversial products called bath salts and Lazy Cakes currently are legally for sale via the Internet and in outlets like convenience stores, tobacco shops and truck...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

A new film, "Limitless," which opened in theaters on March 18, 2011, was the highest grossing motion picture in the United States that weekend. A fast paced thriller, the film has garnered positive reviews from many critics, and is hailed for being innovative and gripping. Although the film depicts the dangers in illegal drug use, The Recovery Place fears the ending to the film may send the wrong message. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 A new film, "Limitless," which opened in...


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