Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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August 4, 2014
New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among...
July 21, 2014
One-third of all completed suicides involve heavy use of alcohol before the attempt, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
July 17, 2014
A new study finds smokers are two to four times more likely than nonsmokers to commit suicide. State public health interventions such as indoor smoking bans and cigarette taxes could reduce suicide rates by as much as...
July 10, 2014
Treatment for heroin addiction is most effective if it includes both inpatient and outpatient therapy, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center compared two groups of patients addicted to heroin:...
June 30, 2014
Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Preventing...
May 15, 2014
Overdose deaths from prescription narcotics tripled from 2009-2010, compared with a decade earlier, according to a new government report. Almost half of Americans are taking one or more prescription medications, the...
May 15, 2014
An extended-release drug to treat alcohol and opioid dependence can lead to savings in healthcare costs, even though the drug itself is expensive, a new study concludes. The drug, extended-release Naltrexone, is...
May 15, 2014
E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) also found e-cigarettes are being heavily...
May 14, 2014
Male college students are much more likely to drive after smoking marijuana than to drive after drinking, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found 44 percent of college men said...
May 7, 2014
Only 41 percent of college students say misusing prescription stimulants for academic purposes should be considered cheating, according to a survey at an unnamed Ivy League institution. The survey found 18 percent of...

 

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