The authors of a review of adolescent substance abuse research over the past 10 years say that despite the fact that the number of studies devoted to youth addiction has increased tremendously in the 1990s, there are still gaps in our knowledge of adolesc
“Substance Abuse Among Older Adults”, a report produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), was released today to alert health care providers that substance abuse in the
The War on Drugs has done more damage to inner-city communities than drug use itself, according to an article in the May 14 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
How has managed care impacted addiction treatment? That's what researchers Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., and Constance Horgan, Sc.D., are trying to determine through their work at the Brandeis/Harvard Research Center on Managed Care and Drug Abuse Treatment.
Picking up on major conference themes, local community leaders discussed the impact that research and managed care have had on their programs during dialogue breakout sessions at the April 2 NIDA/Join Together town meeting, held in Boston.
Researcher Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., developer of a well-known set of risk and protective factors for substance abuse, said it is critical that the field “replace the ideology of prevention with the science of prevention.”
Drug addiction is a disease that causes physiological changes in the brain and is best addressed through treatment and science, not stigma and punishment, Dr. Alan I. Leshner told an overflow crowd at the April 2 Boston Town Meeting organized by the Natio
Latino substance abuse prevention coalitions from around California have released a new report detailing the negative health, criminal justice, economic and social effects alcohol abuse and alcohol promotions have on Latinos.
A new study released yesterday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that full parity for mental health and substance abuse services in private health insurance plans that tightly manage care would increase fa
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