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2012-05-31 23:03:22

Increased emphasis on arrests of drug dealers, especially those who provided drugs that resulted in overdose, helps make communities safer but can never be a complete solution. McAlester, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 As heroin deaths increase across America, law enforcement and civic groups push for more arrests to deal with the problem. In many cities, when an overdose death occurs, the person who supplied the drug is arrested for homicide. While this provides a certain degree of justice...

2012-05-23 18:52:13

Fresh guidelines on the best methods to treat substance abuse and addiction The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released fresh guidelines on the best methods to treat substance abuse and addiction in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. A panel of experts has carefully researched the new, comprehensive guidelines, offering practitioners a detailed review of the evidence to help them optimize their clinical decisions. The new BAP guidelines target...

2012-05-19 23:01:29

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report reveals extraordinary loss of life due to prescription drug abuse in New Mexico and West Virginia. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal the extraordinary loss of life to prescription drug overdoses is being suffered by families in some states. This report shows that New Mexico has the highest rate of overdose deaths and West Virginia has the second highest...

2012-05-17 23:04:21

Passages Rehab is proud to support SAMHSA's first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from May 21-25. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, the world´s leading drug and alcohol rehab centers, are proud to support the first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from Monday, May 21, 2012 through Friday, May 25, 2012. This health observance is an opportunity for community members and leaders to learn more about behavioral health issues...

2012-05-17 12:21:28

Researchers have found evidence that early drug and alcohol use is associated with lower levels of educational attainment. Studying male twins who served in the military during the Vietnam era, they found that those who began drinking or using drugs as young teens or who became dependent on alcohol, nicotine or marijuana, were less likely to finish college than those who didn't use alcohol or drugs until later in life and never became dependent. The study, by investigators at Washington...

2012-05-16 10:04:27

-Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings in which they find themselves. -New findings suggest that resiliency in early adolescence is associated with better working memory performance and may protect against later alcohol problems and drug use. -This protective factor may work through basal ganglia structures of the brain. Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings...

2012-05-16 09:46:26

-Researchers know that the use of various substances is associated with reduced educational attainment. -A new study has examined substance use and education among male twins from a veteran population. -Results indicate a strong relationship among early alcohol use, alcohol dependence, daily nicotine use, and fewer years of educational attainment. Although various kinds of substance use are associated with reduced educational attainment, these associations have been mixed and may also be...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.