Tag Archives: Consumption Rates

Parents Who Use Drugs to Quell Children Called Abusive

Sedating children with over-the-counter or prescription medications may be an under-recognized form of abuse, CNN reported July 22. Researchers who looked at data from the National Poison Data System found an average of 160 cases of ’malicious administration’ of pharmaceuticals …

Stroke Risk Jumps in Hour After Drinking Alcohol

Risk of stroke more than doubles in the hour immediately after consuming alcohol, ABC News reported July 15. The finding comes from a small study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in …

N.M. Faces Medical Marijuana Shortage

Strict licensing and regulation of New Mexico’s medical-marijuana distribution has led to chronic shortages in supply of the drug, the Associated Press reported July 16. Only 11 growers have been approved in the three years since the state enacted its …

Mixed Results for H.S. Drug Testing

High-school students who face mandatory drug testing may be less likely to use drugs in the short term, but the protective effect doesn’t last, according to a new U.S. Department of Education study. USA Today reported July 18 that a …

More Californians Oppose Marijuana Legalization

A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, the Los Angeles Times reported July 10. The latest Field Poll found that 48 percent of likely voters opposed Proposition 19, while …

Specialized Treatment Programs Sparse for Gay and Lesbian Clients, SAMHSA Says

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population has higher rates of addiction than the general population in the U.S., but only a fraction of treatment programs offer services designed specifically to meet their cultural needs, according to a new …

N.C. Rejects Bud Light as Arena Sponsor

A proposal to name Raleigh, N.C.’s new outdoor performance venue the Bud Light Amphitheater has been shot down by the state’s liquor-control agency, the News Observer reported June 17. Awarding the naming rights to Anheuser-Busch would have netted the city …

E-Joints? Company Marketing Marijuana e-Cigarettes

This month’s "Cannabis Cup" in San Francisco featured the unveiling of a product sure to take the debate over e-cigarettes to a new level. Vapor Rush delivers a dose of THC from vaporized marijuana "kief," or powdered resin. Three varieties are offered by the company, based in southern California. "Smoke your green without a lighter, smell, even weed!" the Vapor Rush website boasts. …

Join Together News Roundup for June 17, 2010

Addiction and mental-health advocates have joined forces to press for implementation of national healthcare reform ... Midwest casinos have cut out one of gamblers’ favorite perks: free drinks ... Nearly 400 U.S. colleges have implemented tobacco bans on campuses ... An oral nicotine spray seems to blunt craving quicker than gums or lozenges, a study finds ... …

Juiced Marijuana Offered to Medical Users as Alternative to Smoking

A California physician is offering his medical-marijuana patients a liquefied version of the drug that he says won’t produce much of a buzz but does contain chemicals helpful in treating a variety of illnesses, the Washington Post reported June 1. …