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2014-09-03 08:28:14

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen addiction, prevention and recovery documentary reveals surprising truths about what teens really want to make healthy choices regarding drugs and alcohol. Leslie and Lindsey Glass, mother and daughter producers, having experienced teen substance abuse and recovery personally, explore programs that engage teens and help them think for themselves. Drugs and Alcohol are the #1 health issue for American teens. And overdoses now kill 100...

2014-08-29 23:01:45

Harbor Village Comments on Social Media Proving to be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse USA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As reported by GantDaily.com in the article NIDA Switches to Social Media Monitoring For Drug Abuse Trends, Outbreaks (8/20), the National Institute on Drug Abuse is taking new measures in an attempt to monitor drug abuse trends by turning to social media. As NIDA currently relies on community surveillance to monitor drug abuse trends, it is also working with the University of...

2014-08-26 23:07:58

Millennium Treatment Group has recently seen an increase in prescription drug use. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Recently, Millennium Treatment Group, a drug addiction and alcohol detox treatment facility, has seen an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Millennium is currently working to reduce this rate and help those who suffer from prescription drug use. According to a recent report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the misuse and abuse of prescription...

2014-08-22 23:01:06

Society’s perception of drug use is changing, leading to an increase in drug abuse and addiction. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Millennium Treatment Group has recently noticed an increase in the popularity of marijuana, resulting in a high level of drug use among teenagers. The treatment facility aims to help those of all ages fight against drug addiction and work to minimize drug abuse. America is currently seeing some of the highest levels of alcohol and drug addiction in...

2014-07-31 20:23:02

Arizona Board of Regents Asked to Help Find New Location for Study PHOENIX, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A petition launched on Change.org by an Arizona veteran has gathered over 100,000 signatures in support of Dr. Sue Sisley's efforts to initiate medical marijuana research in Arizona. Launched on July 10, the petition reached 100,000 signatures in just 21 days. The public outcry against Dr. Sisley's dismissal from the University of Arizona has reached a national...

2014-07-23 08:31:41

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. ("Lightlake") (OTCQB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today that it has filed an investigational new drug application ("IND") with respect to its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal nasal spray. Lightlake also announced today that it has received an additional commitment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse ("NIDA"), part...

2014-06-10 13:18:19

The Kavli Foundation Neuroscientists agree that abuse of drugs hijacks circuits in the brain that are crucial for decision-making, but society as a whole tends to stigmatize addicted people for lacking self-control. Slowly but steadily, scientists say, they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes. A group of addiction...

marijuana and insomnia
2014-06-03 09:29:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those who have enjoyed the therapeutic and/or entertaining properties of marijuana, the initial feelings of relaxation and euphoria are not unexpected. Very soon after ingestion, either by smoking or consuming orally via food or beverage, a user's eyes may dilate, providing a visual intensity to colors and textures. Other senses may also be heightened. Each of these feelings and sensations are hard to view as negative. But the...

2014-06-01 23:02:18

Aid in Recovery released a statement today supporting a recent commentary co-authored by various federal health agencies calling for increased funding and expanded health coverage for drug addiction medication treatments. With proper prescription and monitoring, health officials argue that medication treatments can help cut costs and save lives. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a...

2014-05-09 13:22:21

University of Washington Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug tests. The research will be published in the July 2014 issue of Addictive Behaviors, but is already online. Synthetic marijuana, sometimes called “Spice,” is made with shredded plant material coated with...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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