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Injection Drug Users…

Injection drug users are in greater need of substance
abuse treatment compared to non-injecting drug users,
according to a new study by researchers at RTI
International. “Our findings indicate that injection
drug use is associated with substantially more substance
abuse-related problems…

Past Month Use of Se…

Past Month Use of Selected Illicit Drugs among Persons
Aged 12 or Older: 2002-2009 Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration Office of Applied Studies +
Difference between this estimate and the 2009 estimate

Emerging Drug of Abu…

It’s cheaper, perhaps more powerful and definitely more
dangerous than even crack cocaine. The new illicit drug is
“oxi,” known, The Rio Times of Brazil notes, “as the drug
of death” because those hooked on it often die within a
year. But what it amounts to before death is an…

Drug Abuse and Addic…

Drug abuse is a disorder that is characterized by a
destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to
significant problems or distress. Drug addiction is a
disease that is characterized by a destructive pattern of
drug abuse that leads to significant problems involving
tolerance to or…

The Dangers Of Purch…

Many drugs sold as ‘legal highs’ on the
internet do not contain the ingredients they claim. Some
instead contain controlled substances and are illegal to
sell over the internet. These are findings of Dr. Mark
Baron, who bought a range of tablets from different
websites to see what…

Unhealthy Substance …

Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston
University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified
unhealthy substance use as a risk factor for not receiving
all appropriate preventive health services. The findings,
which currently appear in BMJ Open, identify unhealthy
substance use…

DrugScope Responds T…

DrugScope has responded to a joint report on new drugs
published by Europol, the European law enforcement agency,
and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug
Addiction. The two agencies state that a total of 41 new
psychoactive substances were officially reported across
Europe in…

Overdoses in US show…

Mental Health and Su…

In 2009, there were an estimated 45.1 million adults aged
18 or older in the United States with any mental illness
in the past year. This represents 19.9 percent of all
adults in this country. Among adults aged 18 or older in
2009, the percentage having serious mental illness (SMI)
in the…