Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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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...
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...

 

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