Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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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...
March 1, 2012
Title: Strict Underage Drinking Laws May Deter Delinquency in TeensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/29/2012 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2012
March 1, 2012
In conclusion, current evidence suggests that certain generic psychosocial and developmental prevention programs can be effective and could be considered as policy and practice options. These include the Life Skills...
February 28, 2012
Sports-practicing youths are at an elevated risk for alcohol use and misuse. Although much attention has recently been given to depicting subgroups facing the greatest threats, little evidence exists on the contexts in...
February 26, 2012
A new report from the Mayo Clinic, an organization of medical experts that provide information and news on health topics, suggests that underage drinking is becoming a major problem in the US According to the report,...
February 21, 2012
Watching movies with scenes that feature alcohol consumption doubles the likelihood that teens will start drinking alcohol, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open. The two-year study of more than 6,...
February 17, 2012
While child welfare services are intended, in part, to diminish maltreatment's negative impact on adolescents' development, there is evidence that receiving child welfare services affects adolescents' substance use...
February 17, 2012
Because of concerns regarding drinking among college students and its harmful consequences, numerous prevention efforts have been targeted to this population. These include individual-level and community-level...
February 16, 2012
Binge drinking is a growing problem in this country. What types of public health interventions could be introduced to help deal with it? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
February 12, 2012
A voluntary substance prevention program held after school and presented by trained facilitators can help reduce alcohol use among young adolescents, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Results suggest that if...

 

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