Tag Archives: substance abuse

Substance Abuse Early in Life May Be Linked to Lower Levels of Education

A study of more than six thousand twins finds a link between substance abuse early in life, and a decreased likelihood of finishing college. …

Substance Abuse a Top Non-Combat Medical Condition Leading to Soldier Hospitalization

Substance abuse is one of the top non-combat medical conditions that result in hospitalization for U.S. troops, according to a new Pentagon report. …

Facebook Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Substance Use Treatment, Study Suggests

Using Facebook and other social networking sites can negatively affect teenagers’ treatment for substance use disorders, a new study suggests. …

Expanded Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts Did Not Increase Addiction Treatment

A Massachusetts law passed in 2006 that expanded insurance coverage did not lead to an increase in the number of state residents who received inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at state-contracted facilities, according to a new study. …

Poor Impulse Control May be Pre-Wired in Some Teens

Poor impulse control may be pre-wired in some teenagers, suggests a new study. Researchers have identified brain networks that are linked to impulse control and drug addiction, which may exist even before someone is exposed to alcohol or drugs. …

PRISM Awards Honor Accurate Depiction of Substance Abuse, Addiction in TV and Film

The television shows Glee, Southland, Parenthood and Shameless, along with the feature films Warrior and Take Shelter, were among those that were honored recently at the 16th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony. …

Depression, Anxiety Top Reasons Older Adults Abuse Drugs or Alcohol, Survey Finds

Depression and anxiety are the top reasons older adults abuse drugs or alcohol, according to a study by a Florida drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center. …

New Jersey Measure Would Expand Access to Court-Supervised Drug Treatment

A measure advancing in the New Jersey legislature would expand the number of criminal offenders who are eligible for court-supervised drug and alcohol treatment. …

Study Finds Widespread Use of Alcohol and Drugs Among U.S. Teenagers

A survey of more than 10,000 U.S. teenagers found that by late adolescence, 78 percent had consumed alcohol, and about 15 percent met the criteria for alcohol abuse. …

Supervisor Enforcement Can Reduce Employees’ Substance Abuse at Work

Workers report drinking less on the job when they think their supervisor can detect substance abuse problems and are willing to take corrective action, suggests a new study. Supervisor enforcement also leads to less illicit drug use both on and off the job, the study found. …