Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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December 20, 2011
Almost half of drug poisonings are now from abuse of prescription painkillers, researchers note Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Poisoning, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health...
December 16, 2011
Dating violence is a serious and prevalent problem among college-aged dating couples. Although substance use has been shown to be associated with dating violence among college students in empirical studies, the use of...
December 16, 2011
In 2006, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded discretionary grants to five communities as part of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative to implement an environmental...
December 16, 2011
Aims: To identify and assess the effectiveness of experimental studies of interventions that report on multiple risk behaviour outcomes in young people. Methods: A systematic review was performed to identify...
December 16, 2011
Objective: The present study examined the association between a diagnosis of an alcohol use disorder or a drug use disorder and death by homicide over the course of 6 years. Method: This was a cohort study that included...
December 12, 2011
Treatment admissions for prescription drug abuse rose 430 percent from 1999 to 2009, according to a new government report. In the same period, the overall rate of admissions related to substance abuse stayed constant,...
December 10, 2011
The European Union Dataprev project reviewed work on mental health in four areas, parenting, schools, the workplace and older people. The schools workpackage carried out a systematic review of reviews of work on mental...
December 9, 2011
An estimated 31 percent of driving deaths were linked to alcohol in 2010, compared with nine percent of deaths caused by distracted driving, according to a new government report. The National Highway Traffic Safety...
December 7, 2011
Title: If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2011 2:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2011
December 6, 2011
Some experts in the field of substance abuse say there are significant problems with a recent study that concluded medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in traffic deaths. The critics point out the...

 

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