Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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June 6, 2012
The U.S. had the second-lowest proportion of students who used tobacco and alcohol compared to their counterparts in 36 European countries, a new report indicates. The results originate from coordinated school surveys...
May 19, 2012
The objective of this commentary is to discuss the significance of the study entitled, "Structuring a College Alcohol Prevention Program on the Low Level of Response to Alcohol Model: A Pilot Model" by Schuckit and...
May 18, 2012
BACKGROUND: There is a significant public health burden associated with substance use in Canada. The early detection and/or treatment of risky substance use has the potential to dramatically improve outcomes for those...
May 18, 2012
A study of more than six thousand twins finds a link between substance abuse early in life, and a decreased likelihood of finishing college. The study, which included male twins who served in the military during the...
May 16, 2012
Substance abuse is one of the top non-combat medical conditions that result in hospitalization for U.S. troops, according to a new Pentagon report. Mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders also rank high on the list, Time...
April 27, 2012
In a sample of 998 ethnically diverse adolescents, a multiagent, multimethod approach to the measurement of adolescent effortful control, adolescent substance use, and friendship influence was used to predict...
April 26, 2012
The use of addictive substances-tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs-during adolescence interferes with brain development and increases the risk of serious health and mental health conditions, including addiction. Yet,...
April 26, 2012
Authors: Shin SH, Hong HG, Wills TA Abstract Considerable clinical and empirical evidence has accumulated over the past decades indicating that there is a strong association between childhood maltreatment and...
April 19, 2012
A new study that links opium use with serious health problems, including cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory problems, has implications for opium-derived painkillers such as morphine and codeine, CNN ...
April 19, 2012
A survey of young adults recruited through social media finds more than half of those who smoke cigarettes say they also use marijuana. This is a higher percentage than has been reported in other surveys, suggesting...

 

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