Latest National Institute on Drug Abuse Stories
Marijuana use is four times as likely among American young adults who are already tobacco smokers than those who are non-smokers, according to a recent Facebook-based survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Synthetic marijuana, with nicknames such as “Mr. Smiley,” “Blaze,” and “Spice,” has been blamed on hospitalizations of at least three teens who have smoked or ingested the fake pot trying to get a legal high, according to a new report.
Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly.
A study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that collaborative behavioral management may be effective in reducing substance abuse among convicted marijuana users who are paroled.
According to NIDA's 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey, cigarette and alcohol use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders is on the decline while the same study shows marijuana and prescription drug use among teens is rising.
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