Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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March 16, 2012
Male fruit flies spurned by females are more likely to turn to food soaked in alcohol than their male counterparts who successfully mate, according to a study that may provide clues about human alcohol dependence....
March 15, 2012
Tobacco control efforts, such as increases in cigarette taxes and bans on smoking in public places, prevented almost 800,000 deaths from lung cancer in the United States between 1975 and 2000, according to a new study....
March 15, 2012
Children ages 10 to 12 feel ambivalent about smoking and drinking, suggests a new study. They have both positive and negative associations with alcohol and cigarettes at this age, according to PsychCentral.Lead...
March 15, 2012
Despite their widespread Internet availability and use, many of the new drugs of abuse remain unfamiliar to health care providers. The herbal marijuana alternatives, like K2 or Spice, are a group of herbal blends that...
March 13, 2012
Substance abuse is taking a major toll on employers in terms of costs and productivity, The Oklahoman reports. Drug abuse costs U.S. employers $276 billion a year.Three-quarters of people with a drug or alcohol problem...
March 12, 2012
A new study suggests teenagers with “pathologic” Internet use are more likely to admit to drug abuse.“Not only did we find that specific personality attributes were important in both substance abuse and Internet...
March 3, 2012
We examined whether parental monitoring at baseline predicted subsequent substance use in a high-risk youth population. Students in 14 alternative high schools in Washington State completed self-report surveys at three...
March 3, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to describe unique culturally-based factors that may increase the vulnerability of Asian American adolescents to engage in alcohol use and abuse and the role of parent-child bonding as a...
March 2, 2012
To monitor human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated behaviors and HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDUs), CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System conducts interviews and HIV testing in selected...
March 1, 2012
A major downside of the medical use of marijuana is the drug's ill effects on working memory, the ability to transiently hold and process information for reasoning, comprehension and learning. Researchers provide new...

 

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