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Army Takes Steps to …

Following a 2010 report on health promotion, risk
reduction and suicide prevention in the Army that cites
prescription drug abuse as a growing issue, the Army is
making changes to reduce the misuse of prescription pain
medications. Prescription drug abuse in the military
mirrors a growing…

Deaths Related To Pr…

LifeSource , a nonprofit organization established to fund
healthcare-related projects, is addressing the
nation’s biggest healthcare problem. According to
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 29 million
Americans age 12 and older misused extended-release and
long-acting opioids in…

Benzodiazepine Abuse…

A new national study shows that from 1998 to 2008 (the
most recent year with available figures) substance abuse
treatment admissions among those 12 and older related to
the abuse of benzodiazepine drugs rose from 22,400 in 1998
to approximately 60,200 in 2008. The report by the

Ya Think?! Study Rev…

As prescription drug abuse reaches epidemic proportions, a
recent study reports disturbingly low monitoring rates for
patients taking powerful prescription drugs. Only 8
percent of patients taking opioid pain medications are
screened by their doctor. Fewer than half (49.8 percent)
see their…

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

Internet and access to drugs


Internet and access …

The researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital
and the University of Southern California have revealed
that there is a link between increased cases of drug abuse
and internet. They have also linked the growing problem
of prescription drug abuse to high-speed internet.
Goldman, the…

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…

Unintentional Overdo…

  An examination of unintentional overdose deaths in
West Virginia, a state that has experienced one of the
highest increases in the rate of drug overdose deaths,
finds that the majority of these were associated with the
nonmedical use and diversion of pharmaceuticals, primarily

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…

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…