Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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November 4, 2013
Combining acetaminophen and even a small amount of alcohol can more than double a person’s risk of developing kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting....
October 31, 2013
Ten percent of 14- to 20-year-olds treated in the emergency room for any reason say they have misused prescription drugs at least once in the last year, a new study finds. The researchers at the University of Michigan...
October 21, 2013
Living close to a tobacco retail outlet may increase a person’s urge to smoke, a new study suggests. The study tracked the location of participants and of nearby retail tobacco stores using smartphone GPS technology,...
October 14, 2013
The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports. Scientists in the United States and South Korea who tested the chemical say it appears...
September 21, 2013
Many of the factors that increase the risk for substance abuse, such as traumatic experiences, also increase the risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and substance abuse, like mental health problems, is linked...
September 20, 2013
Opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain almost doubled between 2000 and 2010, while prescriptions for non-opioid pain relievers remained relatively stable during that period, according to a new study. Researchers at the...
September 20, 2013
A new study finds a link between more experiences of discrimination and higher levels of drug use. “One of the interesting findings of this study is that discrimination is harmful to all groups of individuals, not...
September 18, 2013
Ambulance calls from casinos dropped significantly in Colorado after the state extended its smoke-free law to casino floors, a new study concludes. The study included 16,600 ambulance calls over 12 years in Gilpin...
September 17, 2013
Naloxone, a drug that blocks the effects of opioids including heroin and oxycodone, has stopped 2,000 overdoses in Massachusetts in the last six years, state officials announced. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a nasal...
September 16, 2013
The number of people suspected of being sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colorado has risen to 150, NPR reports. Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said they...

 

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