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2011-12-01 10:42:59

The effectiveness of using specific fungi as mycoherbicides to combat illicit drug crops remains questionable due to the lack of quality, in-depth research, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Questions about the degree of control that could be achieved with such mycoherbicides, as well as uncertainties about their potential effects on nontarget plants, microorganisms, animals, humans, and the environment must be addressed before considering deployment.  The...

Illicit Drug Use Rising In The US
2011-09-09 05:01:17

  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reveals that drug use rose in the US between 2008 and 2010. It indicates that 22.6 million Americans aged 12 or older (8.9 percent of the population) were currently drug users. In 2008 the rate of drug use was 8 percent while in 2009 through 2001 the percentage stayed steady at 8.7 percent. The survey indicates that the increased rate of drug...

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...

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2010-12-09 09:10:00

An average of 30 million Americans each year get behind the wheel and drive while drunk, according to a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to SAMHSA, 13.2 percent of all people over the age of 16 drove under the influence of alcohol during the past year, and another 4.3 percent (roughly 10 million people) admitted to driving while impaired by illicit drugs. On the plus side, impaired driving appears to be on the decline. SAMHSA...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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