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Most People Entering Drug Treatment Have Additional Mental Health Problems

noviembre del 2009

Highlights data on the prevalence of people entering substance abuse treatment programs who also reported having at least one co-occurring mental health problem.

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Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Show Town-Gown Divide

diciembre del 2009

Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.

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Teens With Unhealthy Weight-Control Behavior Are More Likely to Abuse Drugs

diciembre del 2009

Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.

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Injection Drug Users Acquire Hepatitis C Infection Later in Developed Countries

abril del 2010
Reports trends in onset of injection drug use to infection with hepatitis C virus in developed countries and notes the influence of prevention efforts.

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Some Teens Reporting Nonmedical Use of Prescriptions Develop Disorders

abril del 2010
Reports teen drug abuse based on 2006-2007 data from a national survey on drug use and health and compares differences by gender.

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Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Holds at Lowest Recorded Levels

octubre del 2010

Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.

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Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

diciembre del 2010

Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.

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Substance Abuse Evaluated Among Women With Children

diciembre del 2010
Discusses rates of substance use or abuse among mothers with at-home children and the factors that may contribute to the abuse.

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Marijuana Linked With Testicular Cancer

diciembre del 2010
Reports on a study of close to 400 Washington State men that found that those who use marijuana may increase their risk for developing testicular cancer.

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Teenage Marijuana Use Is on the Rise

Marzo del 2011

Reports 2010 rates of marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, noting that daily use increased by more than 10 percent in all three grades since the 2009 survey. Also reports a rise in ecstasy use.

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