Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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January 21, 2012
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted in which the most common forms of maternal substance use during pregnancy (smoking, drinking or using cannabis) and maternal stress during pregnancy and her offspring's...
January 20, 2012
Underage drinkers have made a dramatic shift in the last decade. Beer, once the beverage of choice for young people, is being replaced by distilled spirits, particularly “white” drinks including vodka, tequila and rum....
January 19, 2012
Conclusions: A comprehensive framework relating early onset problem behaviors to young adult substance disorders will require the integration of both generality and specificity hypotheses, and a developmental...
January 19, 2012
Conclusions: Within-race analyses indicated that there were clear race differences in the long-term patterns of alcohol use; regular marijuana use patterns were more similar. Extended follow ups are needed to examine...
January 19, 2012
A new government report finds that rates of substance abuse are far higher in people with mental illness. The report found that one in five adults in the United States—nearly 50 million people—experienced mental illness...
January 18, 2012
A family history of alcoholism may affect teenagers’ decision-making, researchers at Oregon Health and Sciences University have found. They discovered these adolescents have a weaker brain response during risky decision...
January 14, 2012
Background: Recreational use of designer substances containing synthetic cathinones such as mephedrone, commonly sold as "bath salts," has recently been increasing in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse...
January 13, 2012
  Underage Drinking Costs State Billions: StudyNBC San DiegoBy Joseph MD Young The study, conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, reports that in 2010 $6.8 billion went toward problems...
January 12, 2012
Oxycodone prescriptions jumped 82 percent in New York State from 2007 to 2010, The New York Times reports. The state’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who issued the findings, said they demonstrate the need for...
January 11, 2012
Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a new study.

 

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