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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

Addiction to painkillers hobbles more patients


Addiction to painkil…

Nichole Marie Case unwittingly became dependent on opioid
pain drugs. She’s not alone. The National Institute on
Drug Abuse estimated in 2008 that 1.85 million people in
the United States were dependent on or abusing
prescription opioids, also known as Schedule II
painkillers. Americans…

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment


New laws expand ment…

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment Bipolar
Texas teen’s bill goes from $60 per therapy session
to a $15 co-pay By Michelle Andrews As anyone who has ever
sought help for addiction, depression or any other mental
illness knows, insurance coverage is often…

DBT fits well in addiction treatment


DBT fits well in add…

DBT fits well in addiction treatment by Nicholas A. Roes,
PhD We’ll order now what they ordered then, ‘Cause
everything old is new again “Everything Old Is New Again,”
Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager DBT” is a relatively
new construct being used as the wrapping for some…

Alcohol Abuse Makes …

Those under age 25 are particularly vulnerable to dual
abuse. BY ELIZABETH ASHTON, NIDA Notes Staff Writer Men
and women with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are 18 times
more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs
than people who don’t drink at all, according to…

Rehab Ignorance

Warren Ruda / The Citizens’ Voice Neighbors are
concerned about the Salvation Army moving into the former
Valley Crest Nursing Home site in Plains Township. On
Friday, Salvation Army spokesman Tim Raines said some of
the concerns the residents have about the site are not…

More Americans Drink…

Among women, whites more likely than Hispanics, blacks to
down 5 or more drinks a day, study finds (HealthDay News)
— Alcohol consumption is on the rise in the United
States due to a number of factors, including social,
economic and ethnic influences and pressures, a new study

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


Substance Dependence…

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and
SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration Office of Applied…

The Big Switch: Why …

So how can addiction-prone people avoid endlessly cycling
through the list of available substances and activities?

Alcohol ‘more …

Sacked government drugs adviser David Nutt publishes
investigation in Lancet reopening debate on classification
Sarah Boseley, Health editor Heroin causes harm to users,
but alcohol causes considerably more harm in the wider
community, study finds. Photograph: Action Press/Rex…