Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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November 27, 2012
A recently released NSDUH Report on state-level underage alcohol use and self-purchase of alcohol showed that rates varied somewhat from state to state. Information on other state-level substance use and mental health...
November 26, 2012
Utah has the lowest rate of underage drinking in the nation, according to the results of a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, those who work with teens and substance...
November 26, 2012
Underage drinking in the United States remains a serious public health issue, a new federal government report shows. The analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2010 from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and...
November 26, 2012
Vermont officials report an increase in heroin use, as OxyContin abuse decreases, according to the Associated Press. The state Health Department notes nine people died of heroin overdoses in 2011, and six have died so...
November 20, 2012
This month Facebook announced that it had reached one billion active users. Not one billion accounts or registrants, but one billion individuals using the website every month. Of these approximately 200 million are in...
November 19, 2012
American teenagers are smoking less, according to a new government report. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found current cigarette smoking among teenagers declined...
November 1, 2012
Between 31% and 50% of youth ages 12 to 17 report that they can get alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs to get high, or marijuana within a day or less, according to data from the 2012 National Survey of American...
October 29, 2012
A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests new research.
October 29, 2012
A new study finds that both school bullies and their victims are likely to abuse alcohol after a bullying episode.
October 29, 2012
Smoking can reduce women’s lifespan by at least 10 years, according to a new study. Quitting smoking can add years back to a woman’s life expectancy. British researchers evaluated data from more than one million women,...

 

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