Latest National Institute on Drug Abuse Stories

2012-12-30 05:02:20

In most media discussion of the triggers to violence in America, there has been silence about the causative effects of epidemic substance abuse. Celebrate Radio and its weekly Reaching Up series will concentrate on this cause as well as mental illness and the proliferation of guns in interviews and psas and help get sponsorship for Teen-Anon youth recovery groups. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 In the wake of the horrific December and earlier mass shootings and the national...

Ole Miss Talks About Pot
2012-12-29 10:55:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Even though the use of marijuana was recently legalized in the states of Colorado and Washington, and is currently available for medical purposes in 18 different states as well as the District of Columbia, possession of it remains a federal crime - except at the University of Mississippi. According to Jared Robert Senseman of The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, that's because in 1968, the Oxford, Mississippi-based school...

Teenagers Becoming Less Concered With Dangers Of Marijuana Use
2012-12-19 17:08:10

[Watch Video: Teens Less Concerned With Marijuana Dangers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new survey, fewer teens see smoking pot as harmful, but the increase in everyday smokers is starting to level out. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 36 percent of high school seniors surveyed in 2012 said they smoked marijuana at least once in the previous year. Marijuana has been the most-popular illicit drug, and for the past...

Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) in New York City found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours. In the study, conducted from April 18 to May 17, the teens noted that around 17 percent of students were abusing drugs during school hours; this amounts...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.