Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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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...
April 17, 2012
This study investigates whether monitoring and positive parenting moderate the relationship between community violence exposure (CVE) and youth substance use. Analyses utilized a subsample (N = 2197) of a cross‐...
April 17, 2012
Poisoning deaths among teenagers rose 91 percent between 2000 and 2009, primarily due to prescription drug abuse, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Prescription drug abuse...
April 17, 2012
Teenagers who play a risky activity called the “choking game” to get high are more likely to engage in other kinds of high-risk behavior, such as drug abuse and sex, than their peers who do not play the game, a new...
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 9, 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,...

 

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