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Substance use during childhood or adolescence is linked to long-term health risks

Written by Guest Author on Aug 15, 2014

The risk of developing drug dependence or abuse is greater for individuals who start using these substances in adolescence or early adolescence than for those who start during adulthood. According to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), people who … [ read more ]

Coalitions in Action: South Dakota Youth Coalition Lowers Drunk Driving Rate

Written by Guest Author on Aug 13, 2014

There is hope for reducing alcohol abuse even in small-town America. If a community can work together amazing strides can be made to make their streets safer. That’s just what happened in Stugis, South Dakota. A youth coalition located in the small, frontier town of … [ read more ]

FDA to Consumers: Avoid Powdered Caffeine

Written by Patty Baker on Aug 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning last month, suggesting that Americans avoid powdered caffeine. The decision was likely triggered by the death of 18-year-old Ohio prom king Logan Steiner, who accidentally overdosed on the powdered version of the stimulant just before his graduation ceremony this May. … [ read more ]

Decline in Prescription Drug Abuse More than Twice as High in States with Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

Written by Patty Baker on Aug 08, 2014

A study by Quest Diagnostics found that five states that have recently implemented comprehensive prescription drug abuse prevention programs showed the highest rate of decline in prescription drug abuse nationwide. Findings suggest that broad, collaborative measures, including prescription drug databases and physician and patient education may be … [ read more ]

A Sobering View of Big Marijuana

Written by Guest Author on Aug 07, 2014

A report commissioned for the White House says the medical and illicit cannabis industry is worth $40B per year. Cannabis Inc. is busily convincing state legislatures and the federal Government as well that $40B is better off out of the black market and legal in … [ read more ]

Hard-to-Watch Commercials May Make Quitting Smoking Easier

Written by Guest Author on Aug 02, 2014

According to a recent article in the New York Times, those who are trying to quit smoking may be encouraged to do so by watching commercials featuring the horrific effects of tobacco developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC campaign, “Tips from … [ read more ]

Higher Drinking Age Leads to Fewer Vehicular Accidents

Written by Guest Author on Jul 31, 2014

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that raising the drinking age leads to a decrease in the number of vehicular accidents in the long run. While there has been a lot of research on the effects of a higher drinking age in the … [ read more ]

New National Drug Control Strategy Emphasizes Prevention and Public Health Approach to Nation’s Drug Problem

Written by Guest Author on Jul 28, 2014

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, a blueprint for drug policy in the United States. The Strategy includes a focus on drug prevention and highlights significant increases in heroin and prescription drug abuse as key challenges. … [ read more ]

New App Helps Parents Talk About Underage Drinking With Children

Written by Guest Author on Jul 22, 2014

Having conversations with children and teens about risky behaviors like underage drinking can seem daunting. But now, a new mobile app developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making that task easier. The app features a simulated new video game-like … [ read more ]

One in Five High School Students Smoked Hookah in the Past Year, Says Study

Written by Guest Author on Jul 16, 2014

CADCA released the following article: About one in five American high school students has smoked hookah in the past year, according to astudy by New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) published online inPediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of … [ read more ]