Tag Archives: substance abuse

Many Medical Residents Give Poor Marks to Addiction Training: Survey

More than half of internal medicine residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they were not adequately trained in addiction and other substance use disorders, according to a new survey. …

Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Most Common Mental Health Problem in Teens

Addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco are the most common mental health problems in teenagers, a new government report concludes. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed problem overall in youth ages 3 to 17. …

Pregnant Teens in Substance Abuse Treatment Face Many Challenges

Pregnant teens, who are more likely than pregnant adults to face medical issues, face a host of additional challenges if they are also being treated for substance abuse, a new government report finds. …

Programs Can Lower Substance Abuse Rates in Young Adults with Mental Health Issues

Older teens and young adults with mental health issues who participate in community-based treatment programs report lower levels of substance use disorders, a new government report finds. …

Colorado Bill Could Lead to Gun Limits for Those with Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

Legislators in Colorado are considering a measure that would create a task force to look at whether gun restrictions should be instituted for people with substance abuse problems or mental illness. …

Many Young Adults Use Parents’ Insurance to Treat Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

Young adults who receive health insurance through their parents’ plans because of the Affordable Care Act are more likely to use the coverage to treat substance abuse, mental illness or pregnancy, compared with their peers who already had coverage, a new report finds. …

Parents’ Deployment May Increase Risk of Kids’ Substance Abuse

Having a parent deployed in the military may increase the risk of substance abuse in teens and preteens, a new study suggests. …

Anesthesia Abuse Increases Among Health Care Professionals, Study Suggests

Abuse of the anesthesia drug propofol is on the rise among health care professionals who have easy access to it, a new study suggests. …

Middle School Dating Linked to Increased Substance Use in New Study

Middle school students who date report using twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, compared with their classmates without romantic relationships, a new study finds. …

U.S. Military Studying Ways to Reduce Substance Abuse Among Service Members

Military researchers are studying ways to reduce substance abuse among service members, their families and veterans, a Defense Department official said this week. “We’re doing a great job with those physical wounds,” said Dr. Michael E. Kilpatrick. The military now wants to focus on the invisible wounds of war, he added. …