Latest Recreational drug use Stories

2013-08-30 23:25:34

The new school year can bring stress and anxiety that pushes college students to use drugs or alcohol. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Going back to school can be an exciting time for students and parents but it isn’t without a few dangers. Destination Hope, a nationally renowned addiction treatment center in South Florida, is reminding families to be aware of the potential for drug and alcohol abuse among college students. Data indicates that 45 percent of college...

2013-06-10 23:18:14

Sold as bath salts, stain removers and other household products, new designer stimulants drugs also known as “bath salts”offer life threatening consequences for users. Detox centers such as Harbor Village provide step-by-step programs to address addiction to these new “designer” drugs. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 As reported by Science News on 6/4/13, over the last few years, use of designer stimulants has surfaced as an epidemic in the United States. In...

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Youth Is An Increasing Problem
2013-05-29 06:02:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Non-medical prescription drug abuse is on the rise in young people, and a new study from the University of Cincinnati could shed light on what could increase or lower the risk of such abuse. The research team, led by Keith King, professor of health promotion, focused on 54,000 students — 7th through 12th grade — in the Greater Cincinnati area, including the Tristate regions of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The data they...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

2013-05-02 23:02:22

The rise in prescription drug abuse has permanently changed the face of addiction–how are treatment centers adjusting their programs to respond to this shift? West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Recently, laws attempting to control and monitor the prescription of habit-forming drugs have been enacted. However, for those who are already addicted, these changes have come too late. In an attempt to combat this alarming and pervasive epidemic, Recovery Associates, a drug and...

Adderall Abuse Among Students Tracked With Twitter
2013-05-02 08:38:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Misuse of a commonly-prescribed ADHD medication isn´t just trendy amongst college students hoping to gain an academic advantage during finals time, it´s also trending on Twitter, new research has discovered. Adderall, a psychostimulant medication that contains amphetamine, is being used by an increasing number of post-secondary students as they take their final exams — and those individuals aren´t shying away from...

2013-04-24 10:41:28

In their article "Over 30 million psychedelic users in the United States", Teri S Krebs and Pål-Ørjan Johansen from the Department of Neuroscience at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, use data from a randomly-selected sample of over 57,000 individuals surveyed for the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), to estimate lifetime prevalence of psychedelic use. The authors estimate that approximately 32 million people have used LSD (lysergic...

Survey Finds Teenage Drug Abuse Jumped 33 Percent In Five Years
2013-04-23 14:13:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released national survey found that the rate of teens that are abusing prescription drugs has jumped 33 percent over the past five years. Published at Drugfree.org, the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) found that 25 percent of teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once, a one-third increase since 2008. The study also found a troubling rise in the abuse of prescription stimulants. About 13 percent...

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