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2014-07-08 16:24:03

NGC Continues Raise to Awareness About the Nation's Ongoing Drug Epidemic Through Partner PSAs, Online Banner Ads, Blog Posts and Social Media WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From rural towns tormented by addiction to headline-grabbing overdoses, illegal narcotics continue to plague our nation. The $350 billion-a-year industry knows no boundaries and leaves devastation in its wake. For the third consecutive year, National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) acclaimed...

2014-07-07 12:29:10

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug use. Among patients who reported cannabis (marijuana) as their primary drug, almost half (46.6 percent) met the criteria for having a drug problem, according to a study published online Thursday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Identifying Patients with Problematic Drug Use in the...

2014-07-03 23:02:22

Harbor Village Florida comments on Maryland's increasing rates of deaths related to heroin abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by The Washington Post in the article Heroin Deaths Spike in Maryland (6/27), the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recently discovered that heroin-related deaths in the state have gone up by 88% within the last three years. Many local residents reported that they were expecting the result to be a large number but did not...

2014-07-03 23:01:54

Harbor Village Florida comments on Massachusetts General Hospital taking steps to spot drug addicts. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by South Coast Today in the article MGH To Screen All Patients For Substance Abuse (6/30), the Massachusetts General Hospital has began to ask all patients routine questions about their drug and alcohol use as a way to intervene in possible addiction cases. The questionnaire, which asks patients general questions about their level of alcohol use and their...

2014-07-02 23:01:53

TreatmentHelp announces the top 5 most addictive illicit drugs in New Jersey over the past year. TreatmentHelp provides assistance and rehabilitation information for individuals in need of help fighting addiction. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 While New Jersey may be famous for attractions such as the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Amusement Park, and Atlantic City, it also has a reputation as being the home of many addictive illicit drugs. TreatmentHelp, drug and alcohol rehabilitation...

2014-07-02 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida comments on a new report that shows that ADHD is likely to lead to drug abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As reported by CBS News in the article Kids with ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs (6/30), a recent study has linked increased rates of substance abuse among kids who grow up with ADHD while dismissing the fact that traditional ADHD medicine has a role in it. While researchers do not have an exact answer as to why there is a higher chance of drug abuse among this...

2014-06-30 23:13:54

A teenage girl was recently rushed to the hospital after using K2, a type of synthetic marijuana. Suncoast, which has previously called for action with regard to teen drug use, now says that youth drug prevention should be mandatory throughout the nation, rather than just encouraged. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The legalization of recreational marijuana has recently spawned heated debates about the drug’s possible influence on increased drug use among teens. While some say...

2014-06-30 16:26:15

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with compelling new data from the Butler Center for Research, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's leading addiction treatment provider, has developed an innovative treatment model specifically for the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people who seek lifelong freedom from substance abuse. The new program sets a new standard for a special population. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUxOeFQ7IM "New...

2014-06-30 12:26:29

Operation UNITE "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs" summer basketball camps build self-respect in rural Kentucky, devastated by drug abuse BALTIMORE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, will sponsor of a series of summer basketball camps organized by Kentucky-based Operation UNITE. The camps will focus on teaching youth the dangers of drug use, the value of self-respect within the framework of basketball skill instruction. Photo -...

2014-06-27 23:08:31

Recent study suggests certain women are more prone to food addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Destination Hope's alcohol and drug rehab for women is seeing a rise in food addiction clients, and a new study explores why this might be the case. A health psychology study out of the University of Luxembourg, Is Food Addiction Real, has found that some women do appear to be more prone to food addiction than others. The researchers suggest that both nature and nurture...


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