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2009-10-08 10:43:35

Current figures underestimate the number of children who may be at risk of harm from parental substance use. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have generated new estimates using five national surveys which include measures of binge, hazardous and dependent drinking, illicit drug use and mental health. Previous UK estimates were that 250-350,000 children live with problem drug users and 780,000 "“ 1.3 million with problem drinkers. However, the problem,...

2009-09-09 04:00:00

MURRIETA, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus Inc. (Pink Sheets: FTER), which, through its ABTTC Inc. division provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation and a variety of other behavioral healthcare services with the highest levels of accreditation, announced today that Jerrod Menz, Forterus Vice President and co-founder and President of its "A Better Tomorrow" facility, and Jim Fent, Executive Vice President, will be interviewed on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network on the...

2009-09-01 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Gil Kerlikowske, today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign launched in Missouri and across the country, with particular focus on 16 States where meth prevalence, and lab seizures and incidents, are high. Director Kerlikowske was joined by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and Colonel James Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri...

2009-08-25 23:01:00

NEARLY NINE MILLION 12- TO 17-YEAR OLDS CAN GET PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO ABUSE IN A DAY, NEARLY FIVE MILLION IN AN HOUR WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compared to teens who have not seen their parent(s) drunk, those who have are more than twice as likely to get drunk in a typical month, and three times likelier to use marijuana and smoke cigarettes, according to the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XIV: Teens and Parents, the 14th annual back-to-school...

2009-08-12 16:31:35

The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas's son is accused of smuggling heroin to him while he was under home detention in New York, court papers revealed. The federal complaint said a security guard reported hearing Cameron Douglas asking for a toothbrush, which his girlfriend, Kelly Sott, delivered. TV Guide reported Wednesday. When the guard inspected the toothbrush's battery compartment, he found a brownish substance that appeared to be heroin, the complaint said. A field test later...

2009-08-10 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a drug prevention agency in Atlanta. The purpose of their visit was to hear about Georgia's efforts to reduce drug demand by preventing it. The journalists, from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Haiti, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, came to discuss how the US is working in...

2009-07-29 05:00:00

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- John, a Narconon graduate and Drug Prevention Specialist, like many, did not start out with a drug-free life. Addicted to cocaine as an adolescent and young adult, he fought his own battle with substance abuse that ended with his parents sending him to a Narconon drug rehabilitation program. After successfully completing treatment at Narconon, John decided to give back and underwent drug prevention training to visit schools, church groups and...

2009-07-27 11:21:00

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zoe Pagonis. They assert that "increasing drug treatment to stop the main catalyst of crime and save families would be an extraordinarily rational policy shift." In an op-ed column in today's Baltimore Sun,...

2009-07-15 15:49:14

A team of researchers has mapped patterns of illicit drug use across the state of Oregon using a method of sampling municipal wastewater before it is treated.Their findings provide a one-day snapshot of drug excretion that can be used to better understand patterns of drug use in multiple municipalities over time. Municipal water treatment facilities across Oregon volunteered for the study to help further the development of this methodology as a proactive tool for health officials.Applying...

2009-07-08 16:10:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon drug rehab program has noticed a trend of many drug addicts being involved with drug related charges due to their addiction. "You can have the everyday functioning addict who is battling a drug addiction, and just one day gets caught by police for possession of a small amount," comments Nick Hayes, a representative of Narconon Trois-Rivieres. "This is an all too common situation for many people who are involved in a drug...


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