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2012-02-28 14:58:52

Housing coupled with day treatment increases chances of abstinence at 6 months New Johns Hopkins research suggests that providing housing contingent on drug abstinence to inner-city opioid abusers leaving a detoxification program significantly increases their chances of remaining drug-free six months later. Relapse rates for people leaving detox range from 65 to 80 percent one month after discharge, according to a report by the researchers published in the journal Addiction. But,...

2012-02-28 14:57:33

Opioid-dependent individuals who want to kick the habit typically begin the road to recovery with detoxification. But detox is ineffective as a stand-alone treatment, with relapse rates ranging from 65% to 80% just one month after discharge. New research published online today in the journal Addiction reveals that individuals with substance use disorders may be as much as ten times more likely to stay abstinent when they have access to drug-free recovery housing and day-treatment programs...

2012-02-28 09:40:46

A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults  who also misuse prescription drugs.  The report, “Misuse of Prescription and Illicit Drugs among High-Risk Adults” in Los Angeles and New York, was recently published in the first issue of the Journal of Public Health Research. This is the first report to compare patterns of prescription and illicit drug misuse among...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'