Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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October 16, 2011
This study evaluates the relation between the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs and family protective factors. Data from the National School Health Survey (PeNSE) were analyzed in a sample of 60,973...
October 15, 2011
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of risk and protective factors and the predictive influence of these factors on alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use over a 12-month follow-up period in Washington State in the United States...
October 15, 2011
Background: Alcohol-impaired driving crashes account for nearly 11,000 crash fatalities, or about one third of all crash fatalities in the United States. Methods: CDC analyzed data from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor...
October 14, 2011
Impulsivity, aggression linked to continued alcohol problems, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, College Health, Underage Drinking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)MedWorm Message: Please...
October 11, 2011
Grey matter volume reductions in the prefrontal cortex are associated with substance abuse, whereas greater volumes in the mesolimbic reward system characterize a history of violent offending. Medscape Medical News (...
October 11, 2011
Although exercise is often prescribed as a treatment for migraine, there has not previously been sufficient scientific evidence that it really works. However, research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of...
October 10, 2011
A new study finds a program designed to assist communities in preventing unhealthy behaviors in teens is effective in reducing adolescent smoking and drinking. The study found tenth graders in towns that used the...
October 10, 2011
Young people who are genetically vulnerable to depression should be extra careful about using cannabis: smoking cannabis leads to an increased risk of developing depressive symptoms, according to a new study carried out...
October 10, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have announced a joint, large-scale, national study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of new government...
October 2, 2011
Experts published in October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) supplement several pieces arguing that medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention to ensure that future...

 

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