Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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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...
December 2, 2011
Adolescent substance use is a major public health problem that concerns parents, schools, clinicians, and policy makers. Substance use disorders have a lifetime prevalence of 11.4% in 13- to 18-year-olds, with equal...
November 25, 2011
Various dimensions of parenting have been associated with youth risk behaviors, such as substance use and dating violence. These associations have spawned many prevention strategies that focus on parenting. However, it...
November 25, 2011
Conclusions  Most young people in Australia are aware of the negative impact of substance use on mental disorders, but a few high risk groups remain: males, young adults, and those with more psychological distress....
November 20, 2011
Thanksgiving Eve Biggest Night For Underage Drinking (With Poll)Patch.comIt could save his/her life. http://www.co.travis.tx.us/county_attorney/underage_drinking_pgm Much of the focus around underage drinking is...
November 11, 2011
Teenagers living in rural areas who regularly volunteer and help others are less likely than their peers, who don’t often engage in these activities, to drink or use drugs as young adults, a new study suggests. Previous...
November 8, 2011
A new study finds widespread substance abuse among Native American, mixed-race and white teenagers. The study of more than 27,000 adolescents found 31.5 percent of Native American teens had substance-related disorders,...
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...

 

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