Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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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.
April 19, 2012
The CRAFFT brief screening test for adolescents can be used to identify a subgroup of non-medical use of prescription opioids (NMUPO) at the highest risk for a substance use disorder as well as a subgroup of NMUPO who...
April 18, 2012
Half of young adult tobacco smokers also have smoked marijuana in the last 30 days, according to a recent Facebook-based survey, indicating a greater prevalence of marijuana and tobacco co-use among smokers age 18-25...
April 18, 2012
A five year study conducted with thousands of teenagers reveals that those who used speed (meth/ampthetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at fifteen or sixteen years of age were significantly more likely to suffer elevated...
April 18, 2012
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing in laboratory mice of a substance that shows promise for becoming the first antidote for cocaine toxicity in humans. The new so-called "passive vaccine"...
April 18, 2012
Depression and anxiety are the top reasons older adults abuse drugs or alcohol, according to a study by a Florida drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center.The study, conducted by the Hanley Center, found 63...
April 18, 2012
Alcohol and Other Drug abuse in adolescents and adults continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. Care in intervention programs aimed at high risk populations identified occurs after the...
April 17, 2012
This study examined a student-constructed holiday, State Patty’s Day, at a university with a dominant drinking culture using three sources of data—coded data from Facebook groups, daily web surveys from first-year...

 

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