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National survey shows reduction in non-medical prescription drug use among young adults

September 24, 2012  | 
SAMHSA announced today the results of the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Analysis shows cognitive impairment in long-term marijuana users

September 20, 2012  | 
Newly published research indicates dangers associated with early initiation and persistent heavy use of marijuana.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health to be unveiled next week

September 20, 2012  | 
On Sept. 24, SAMHSA will unveil the results of the latest survey that serves as the government’s primary vehicle for determining how many persons are using illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as how many are misusing pharmaceuticals.

Increasing in teens: Use of social media, drugs and alcohol

August 31, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Report shows students' habits, including social media, attending religious services, and being left home alone, and finds contributing factors for drug, tobacco, and alcohol use.

Marijuana data in latest youth survey heighten leaders' concern

December 14, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
While the number of potential substances that can attract teen users has grown so large that it threatens to overwhelm the annual survey instrument used for the much-watched Monitoring the Future report, the historical major substances of abuse still capture...

Medical marijuana patients can become resistant clients

July 7, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two counselors with a Washington state outpatient treatment agency say they have been encountering a troubling consequence of the proliferation of medical marijuana programs. When a medical marijuana patient becomes a treatment client, often by way of a court-...

Can common ground be reached in medical marijuana debate?

June 9, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The events of Thursday, June 2 offered the quintessential example of how marijuana policy has so many parties tied in knots these days. On the same

ASAM says doctors should not be gatekeepers of medical marijuana programs

March 30, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A strongly worded white paper from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) urges physicians not to recommend use of smoked marijuana as

Anonymous no more?

February 23, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
“AA” and “NA” roll off the tongue in the addiction treatment community, but what of “MA,” a 12-Step organization that many still have not heard of?

A facility's lonely journey

February 1, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In my September/October 2010 column I asked about whether tough financial times had left treatment center administrators contemplating business

Increases in youth drug use lead to assault on marijuana messages

December 15, 2010  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
National anti-drug leaders this week left no doubt as to where they placed the blame for increases in marijuana use rates in the 2010 Monitoring the

Did Prop. 19 Really Change the Game?

November 4, 2010  |  Gary Enos
Lately when I read the flurry of pronouncements from supporters of California’s marijuana legalization initiative, I have to remind myself that the ballot measure actually lost on Tuesday.


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