Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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July 31, 2015
A growing number of teens are smoking marijuana, a new study shows. The increase is greatest among black teens. Use of alcohol and cigarettes among this age group is declining, HealthDay reports.
July 31, 2015
E-cigarettes may be as addictive as regular cigarettes, a new study suggests. Researchers tested samples of e-liquids and found that much of the nicotine in e-cigarettes is the addictive form of the compound.
July 31, 2015
Some strategies college students use to help protect them against drinking too much may backfire, a new study suggests. Some of these strategies are associated with greater alcohol use and an increased number of...
July 31, 2015
A state-by-state analysis of 2011 state funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there remains a yawning gap between state investments in tobacco prevention and control and CDC’s best practices...
July 17, 2015
A new study finds marijuana use among young teens is on the decline, while disapproval of the drug among this age group is increasing. Marijuana use is also on the decline among teens ages 15 to 17.
July 17, 2015
Long-term abuse of stimulant drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine may have a greater effect on the brains of women compared with men who were dependent on the same drugs, a new study suggests.
July 10, 2015
Three-quarters of U.S. adults favor raising the minimum tobacco age of sale to 21 years, including seven in 10 smokers, according to a new government study. Support for raising the minimum smoking age was strongest...
July 10, 2015
Viewing ads for medical marijuana may influence middle school students to use the drug, a new study suggests. Students in sixth through eighth grades who saw ads for medical marijuana were twice as likely as others to...
July 10, 2015
Giving college students personalized feedback on their drinking habits through text messages and websites can help them cut back, a growing body of research suggests.
July 10, 2015
A new study links “pharmacy shopping” with many painkiller overdose deaths among patients on Medicaid. The study found patients who used four pharmacies within 90 days had the highest odds of overdosing, HealthDay...

 

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