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2011-09-19 22:25:00

Narconon counselors help handle the reports on treatment admissions that show women suffer from higher rates of prescription drug and methamphetamine addiction while youth fall prey to marijuana, tranquilizer, and inhalant addiction. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Recent Houston Chronicle reports have revealed that the city has become a âœnational hub for overdose deaths and pill mills.â Women and adolescents in the city struggle with their...

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...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

Caron Reinforces Need for Open, Honest Discussions on Substance Abuse Issues WERNERSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether teens are entering high school for the first time or advancing grades, heading back-to-school can be both exciting and stressful. As teens face new challenges, new environments and new social influences in heading back to school, these stressors can lead teens to experiment with illegal substances. Recent studies have shown high stress teens are...

2011-07-26 12:45:45

People who abused methamphetamine or other amphetamine-like stimulants were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who did not, in a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The researchers examined almost 300,000 hospital records from California covering 16 years. Patients admitted to hospital for methamphetamine or amphetamine-use disorders had a 76 per cent higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to those with no disorder. Globally,...

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2011-07-24 05:45:00

More than one-fifth of all Americans are binge drinkers, regularly consuming more than five alcoholic beverages a day, according to the results of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the population reported participating in binge drinking, according to Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail. Furthermore, approximately 8-percent of underage drinkers surveyed said that they would get drunk on a weekly basis, despite being...

2011-06-30 00:00:28

"Communities can make a major contribution," says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "Families, schools, civil society and religious organizations can do their part to rid their communities of drugs." Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Community groups worldwide took advantage of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June to march, hold events, and forward the demand reduction message, a message which needs more support. Seconding the...

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...

2011-06-25 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...

2011-06-23 15:42:41

It's well known that drunk driving can have fatal consequences, but a new study suggests that alcohol is not the only drug that's a danger on the road. It might make sense that drugs like marijuana or amphetamines would impair drivers and lead to crashes. But few studies have actually looked specifically at the impact of other drugs on traffic deaths -- even as there is an increasing push to pass "drugged driving" laws nationally. In the new study, reported in the July issue of the Journal of...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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