Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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April 17, 2012
Tipping back one too many cocktails during an individual's early 20s doesn't correlate to a personal sense of immaturity; however if this habit doesn't stop as they reach age 30, young adults can feel psychologically...
April 16, 2012
People who abuse substances are more likely to be stigmatized than those who smoke or are obese, a new study suggests.The study of 161 adults presented participants with six fictitious scenarios about people who either...
April 10, 2012
In this review, we consider the potential service needs of children of substance abusing parents based on what we know about the risk outcomes faced by these children and the parenting deficits often present in these...
April 8, 2012
Objective: The purpose of this study was to update trends in alcohol- and drug-related emergency department and primary care visits over the last 15 years in the United States. Method: A trend analysis was conducted on...
April 6, 2012
Cocaine has recently been in the news since the coroner’s office found the drug in singer Whitney Houston’s system and linked it to her death.  While cocaine use remains a public health issue in the United States,...
April 5, 2012
Sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone are sharply rising in areas of the United States where these prescription painkillers were not as popular in the past, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The rise in...
April 5, 2012
The club drug ketamine, known as “special K,” may increase the risk of developing urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study.Higher doses and more frequent use of the drug increase the risk, according to Reuters....
April 4, 2012
Underage female drinkers are now as likely to die in an alcohol-related car crash as their male counterparts, a new study suggests. In 1996, underage males had a higher risk of a fatal car crash than underage females....
April 3, 2012
A survey of more than 10,000 U.S. teenagers found that by late adolescence, 78 percent had consumed alcohol, and about 15 percent met the criteria for alcohol abuse.The survey also found 81 percent said they had the...
April 3, 2012
A new study suggests that girls are more likely than boys to be affected by exposure to secondhand smoke.The study of 476 children found that those who were exposed to high secondhand smoke levels and also showed signs...

 

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