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Survey Finds 17% of High School Students Abuse Substances During School Day

A new survey finds an estimated 17 percent of American high school students say they drink, smoke or use drugs during the school day. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found 86 percent of teens say they know which of their peers are abusing substances at school. …

Top 10 Join Together Features of the Summer

In case you missed any of our thought-provoking columns this summer, from individuals such as Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California, Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Sharon Stanliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition and other industry experts, please find our top 10 features of the summer here. …

Research Shows Benefits of Combining Treatments for PTSD and Substance Abuse

A new study shows people who are treated for both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse have improved PTSD symptoms, without an increase in severity of substance dependence. …

Bonuses for Therapists Increase Thoroughness of Teen Substance Abuse Treatment

Therapists who treat adolescents for drug and alcohol abuse deliver more complete treatment when they are offered monetary rewards based on the quality and quantity of care they deliver, suggests a new study. …

37 Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Both Drugs and Alcohol

A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds 37.2 percent of treatment admissions for substance abuse involve both drugs and alcohol. …

Healthcare Law Changes For Those With Private Insurance and a Substance Use Disorder

The Affordable Care Act is leading to changes, both now and in 2014, for people with private health insurance who have a substance use disorder. …

Arizona Receives $7.5 Million Federal Grant for Screening and Brief Intervention

Arizona has received a $7.5 million federal grant to help primary care providers identify patients at risk for, or who have, underlying substance abuse problems that might otherwise go undetected and untreated. …

San Francisco Police Department Cutting Back on Enforcing Drug Crimes

The San Francisco Police Department is reducing enforcement of drug crimes, according to The Wall Street Journal. The decrease in drug arrests reflects a shift to focusing on violent crime, as well as budget cuts, the department says. …

Web-Based Recovery Study Seeks Participants

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is seeking people in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem to participate in a web-based survey. The researchers hope the study will help dispel the stigma that those in recovery face. …

Coast Guard Calls Attention to Dangers of Boating Under the Influence

The U.S. Coast Guard launched “Operation Dry Water” this weekend, a nationwide annual campaign to call attention to the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. …