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2013-05-13 23:31:34

May 12-17 is National Prevention Week, an annual occurrence designed to promote prevention practices for substance abuse and other mental health issues. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 The Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, located in Malibu and Ventura, California, are pleased to support and acknowledge National Prevention Week this May 12-17. This year marks the second annual National Prevention Week put on by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)....

2013-05-13 23:26:32

Each year, millions of American teenagers look forward to proms and graduations; however, this poses a high-risk for binge drinking and increased drunk driving occurrences. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 According to USA today, car accidents are a leading cause of accidental death for teenagers, and approximately one in ten high school students admits to regularly drinking and driving. The findings also report that in 2010, one of five teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had the...

2013-05-10 23:28:06

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, an annual occurrence celebrating the nursing profession and accomplishments of nurses around the country. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Passage Malibu, the leading non-12 step, luxury addiction treatment center, is proud to recognize and celebrate National Nurses Week this year from May 6 — May 12. National Nurses Week is an annual occurrence intended to celebrate, promote, and bring awareness to the profession of nursing and the achievements...

2013-05-09 23:49:33

The new line of hipster related products includes flasks, pint glasses, and shot glasses made to look like prescription medication bottles. The marketing tactic underscores the deadly rise of prescription medication abuse in more recent years. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Call them ironic, call them tongue-in-cheek or in poor taste, but the fact remains that Urban Outfitters is making light of prescription medication use with a new line of drinking related products. The perception among...

2013-05-07 23:32:52

Troubled former college football star, Tyrann Mathieu was aided by school officials in his attempts to quit using and reportedly failed numerous substance tests before being let go. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Tyrann Mathieu, former star defense back at Louisiana State University, defended the school that dismissed him and criticized the coaches that formerly competed with him for publicly disclosing details about his private medical history. Mathieu was a promising punt returner,...

2013-05-07 23:31:23

In a recent edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health , The UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine recently published a study conducted alongside a community-based substance treatment program Behavioral Health Services. After examining meth usage, the results highlight the dangers of addiction in adolescent girls, compared to boys. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Researchers at UCLA published the results of a study that appears to show evidence of the greater severity of meth...

2013-04-30 23:03:00

Though cinnamon is a common item in most kitchen pantries, a new teen fad is raising concerns from doctors and prompting warnings from medical professionals. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 A popular fad that sprung up on YouTube has led to hundreds of poisonings and has recently prompted warnings from physicians and medical researchers. It involves cinnamon, a seemingly harmless spice, and attempts by young people to swallow one tablespoon of it in under 60 seconds without drinking...

2013-04-29 23:00:43

As rates of prescription drug abuse steadily climb, the painkiller epidemic is brought to light through the very public face of the NFL. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 The prescription drug epidemic has been making headlines recently as the statistics regarding abuse rates continue to increase, and now the latest group being highlighted is the professional football community. In a recent article by The Washington Post, the NFL´s trend of painkiller use and abuse has led many NFL...

2013-04-26 23:01:44

Naloxone, an anti-overdose medication, has recently gained attention as legislators are attempting to widen its use in light of the increased abuse of opiates across the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Recent legislation has been proposed to address the issue of remedying overdoses caused by opiate drugs, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. The primary anti-overdose drug in question, Naloxone, is a relatively inexpensive generic medication that was approved by the...

2013-04-22 23:04:50

Passages Malibu Applauds NBA star Chris Herren, who turned his negative experiences with drugs into public speaking opportunities to connect with young people around the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Former NBA basketball point guard Chris Herren recently spoke out about his history with heroin use and the impact it had on his professional athletic career. Herren´s efforts to share his inspiring story of redemption with others now include regular appearances as a public...