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2014-05-12 23:02:19

The combination of alcohol with young people celebrating prom, the end of a school year, or even the end of high school, can lead to excess. Narconon Arrowhead issues a warning to parents to help curb drug and alcohol abuse during this time. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) points out that this is the time of year when celebrations for America’s teenagers have the potential to get completely out of hand. The invitation for America’s...

2014-05-09 13:22:21

University of Washington Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug tests. The research will be published in the July 2014 issue of Addictive Behaviors, but is already online. Synthetic marijuana, sometimes called “Spice,” is made with shredded plant material coated with...

2014-05-09 12:26:10

Announces Effort to Coordinate State and Local Response PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today convened a group of local and state health, law enforcement, legislative and judicial officials along with individuals impacted by addiction to discuss the response to Pennsylvania's growing opioid addiction and overdose situation. Opioids can be found in many prescription drugs as well as illegal drugs such as heroin. Between 2009 and 2013, nearly...

2014-05-06 23:15:14

With heroin abuse an urgent health crisis that has Connecticut in its grip, the new detoxification program, Mountainside Detox, is being created to alleviate the mounting need for additional treatment services in the state starting in late spring. Canaan, CT (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Heroin abuse is an urgent health crisis that has Connecticut in its grip, with heroin addiction currently ranking second behind alcohol as the reason people seek substance abuse treatment. Mountainside treatment...

2014-05-06 23:10:51

Hundreds of impassioned protesters, including veterans, marched against the American Psychiatric Association which held more than 65 sessions on psychiatric treatment of military personnel, veterans and their families during its annual convention in New York. Citizens Commission on Human Rights launched a petition requesting the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee to investigate with public hearings the role of psychiatric drugs in veteran suicides, sudden deaths and...

2014-05-06 16:32:18

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to the findings, nearly 8 percent of older adolescents (ages 16 to 17) with co-occurring...

2014-05-06 16:31:50

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognized Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for speaking out about her experience with depression and substance use, and encouraging young people in similar situations to seek help. de Blasio received the special recognition award at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Children's Mental Health...

2014-05-06 12:26:53

Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are medications used to treat pain, have increased to almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States." That is the equivalent of a large jumbo jet full of people disappearing every week for one year! The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention...

2014-05-05 20:28:14

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Drugs of Abuse Testing Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/drugs_abuse_testing_markets.htmlThis TriMark Publications report describes the specific segment of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market known as drugs of abuse testing. In the current medical diagnostics market, drugs of abuse testing offers promise for significant growth and innovation. Examined in this...

2014-05-05 11:22:19

Study found that students who drank or used marijuana on campus were at higher risk for trauma, mental health problems When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, a trip to the dean's office may not suffice. These students also should be screened for exposure to trauma, mental health problems and other serious health risks, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada....


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.