Needing But Not Rece...

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2009 The number and the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol...

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and Gender: 2009 May05

Substance Dependence...

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and Gender: 2009 Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Office of Applied...

methamphetamine exposure Apr21

methamphetamine expo...

A new study in fruit flies offers a broad view of the potent and sometimes devastating molecular events that occur throughout the body as a result of methamphetamine exposure

Drug Addiction Feb17

Drug Addiction

Principles of Effective Treatment

Previous Month’...

Previous Month's Illegal Drug Use By County Demographic in 2009

Support, Not Punishm...

Support not punishment is the key to tackling substance abuse and addiction among nurses, study suggests ScienceDaily (2011-01-26) — As many as 10 to 20% of nurses and nursing students may have substance abuse and addiction problems, but the key to tackling this difficult issue –...

First Specific Drug ...

First Specific Drug Associated with Initiation of Illicit Drug Use among Past Year Illicit Drug Initiates Aged 12 or Older: 2009 Note: The percentages do not add to 100 percent due to rounding or because a small number of respondents initiated multiple drugs on the same day. The first...

Hospitalizations fro...

Hospitalizations from prescription drugs increase 98% in 5 years! Below is an article on prescription abuse and misuse in the U.S.  The numbers are startling.  If we want to begin to cut health care costs we need to reign in the pharmaceutical industry and their aggressive...

Teenage amphetamine ...

Teenage amphetamine abuse affects adult brain cell function ScienceDaily — Amphetamine abuse during adolescence permanently changes brain cells, according to new animal research. The study shows drug exposure during adolescence, but not young adulthood, altered electrical properties of...

Alcohol consumption ...

Stimulant drugs, which can increase energy and concentration, are widely abused by young adults. One such drug are amphetamines, which in addition to being widely accessible, has been shown in previous studies to have a significant relationship between its abuse and the amount of alcohol...

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