Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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May 18, 2012
BACKGROUND: There is a significant public health burden associated with substance use in Canada. The early detection and/or treatment of risky substance use has the potential to dramatically improve outcomes for those...
May 18, 2012
A study of more than six thousand twins finds a link between substance abuse early in life, and a decreased likelihood of finishing college. The study, which included male twins who served in the military during the...
May 16, 2012
Substance abuse is one of the top non-combat medical conditions that result in hospitalization for U.S. troops, according to a new Pentagon report. Mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders also rank high on the list, Time...
April 27, 2012
In a sample of 998 ethnically diverse adolescents, a multiagent, multimethod approach to the measurement of adolescent effortful control, adolescent substance use, and friendship influence was used to predict...
April 26, 2012
The use of addictive substances-tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs-during adolescence interferes with brain development and increases the risk of serious health and mental health conditions, including addiction. Yet,...
April 26, 2012
Authors: Shin SH, Hong HG, Wills TA Abstract Considerable clinical and empirical evidence has accumulated over the past decades indicating that there is a strong association between childhood maltreatment and...
April 19, 2012
A new study that links opium use with serious health problems, including cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory problems, has implications for opium-derived painkillers such as morphine and codeine, CNN ...
April 19, 2012
A survey of young adults recruited through social media finds more than half of those who smoke cigarettes say they also use marijuana. This is a higher percentage than has been reported in other surveys, suggesting...
April 19, 2012
A new study links teenagers’ use of Ecstasy and speed (methamphetamine and/or amphetamine) with a higher risk of developing depression. The study did not prove the drugs caused depression, according to HealthDay.The...
April 19, 2012
More fully identifying the individual difference factors that link social anxiety symptoms with drinking outcomes is important for informing prevention and intervention approaches.

 

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