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2009-10-01 09:52:57

New research by Weill Cornell Medical College researchers looks at the specific ways parents and peers influence teenagers to smoke, drink and use marijuana in combination.

2009-09-08 10:31:10

Almost a quarter of a million individuals addicted to heroin are incarcerated in the United States each year. However, many prison systems across the country still do not offer medical treatment for heroin and opiate addiction, despite the demonstrated social, medical and economic benefits of opiate replacement therapy (ORT).

2009-07-27 11:46:00

RADNOR, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council has been selected as the NIMH Outreach Partner for the state of Pennsylvania. Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council joins Outreach Partners in each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

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2009-05-05 06:25:00

A new program, backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, aims to guide health workers past the stigma of asking important patient questions about serious substance abuse problems.

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2009-04-29 14:20:00

School-based drug education programs for adolescents can have a long-term positive impact on sexual behavior in addition to curbing substance abuse, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

2009-02-25 11:54:56

Doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice with the help of special programs that couple referral to treatment and monitoring with rapid responses to noncompliance, University of Florida researchers report.

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2009-02-04 08:50:00

The economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States reached $23 billion in 2005, including the burden of addiction, premature death, drug treatment and many other aspects of the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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2009-01-14 08:39:48

A researcher's request to open what would have been the nation's second federally approved medical marijuana research lab was flatly declined by the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in US teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong.

2008-12-11 12:40:00

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A.


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