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May

SAMHSA Reports: ER Visits Increased By 220% Resulting From Zolpidem Use

Once again Zolpidem is in the news… On May 1, 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a press release announcing that according to a new report there is a sharp rise in emergency departments visits which involve zolpidem (the sleep medication).  The report referenced is: Emergency Department Visits for Adverse...
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29
Mar

Tucson Libraries Feature Services Of Public Health Nurses To Improve Physical And Mental Health

Henry Ward Beecher. Library of Congress description: “Henry Ward Beecher” (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” Henry Ward Beecher When was the last time you visited your public library?  You’ll notice when we asked this question we used the possessive pronoun “your”, as opposed to...
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06
Dec

PARENTHOOD: Learning About Asperger’s Syndrome

Serendipity and television  How much television do you watch? Of course, in today’s world television viewing has evolved to include a 24 hour broadcasting menu with hundreds of channels and in excess of 50 nationwide broadcasting networks delivered to most households via cable subscription offering DVR (digital video recorder) programming and OnDemand viewing.  All of...
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19
Sep

Discovery Channel Presents “How Booze Built America”

Logo of Discovery Channel (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant How many times during the course of any day do you say to yourself or out loud: “Gee, I didn’t know that”? Learning about new things or historical details about a subject is an ongoing process...
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21
Apr

The Power of Parents

The best role model a child can have regarding the dangers of drugs and alcohol is their parents. Every year countless teenagers get behind the wheel of a car, placing their life and the lives of others in grave danger. Teenagers have the propensity to feel invincible; when alcohol is added to the equation it...
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15
Apr

Alcohol Impact Zones

Alcohol related crimes cost this country millions of dollars every year. Despite that fact the alcohol industry goes on supporting officials who continue to stall bills that would curb alcohol purchases by residents on a dry Indian reservation, The New York Times reports. The bill, in question, would allow authorities to establish “alcohol impact zones”...
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24
Mar

Learning from A. Thomas McLellan, PhD

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, was recently reinstated as the CEO of the Treatment Research Institute after serving as the Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The TRI is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to developing and providing evidence-based solutions to the devastating problems...
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09
Mar

Drugs and Lower Academic Achievement

As more and more studies are conducted regarding the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human fetus, the more we are able to understand what an exposed individual will experience as they grow up. It has long been understood that when pregnant women consume alcohol they put their baby at great risk of defects,...
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24
Feb

More Teens Driving High

High grade marijuana is being produced in this country more than ever; this has caused a rise in people driving under the influence. Naturally, a large percentage of the individuals driving under the influence of marijuana are teenagers. A new study found that nearly one in five (19 percent) of teens, claim they have driven...
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19
Feb

The Cost of Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is a major concern across the country and according to a new report, it can be quite costly. Underage drinking hospitalizations cost an estimated $755 million in the United States each year, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic. About 40,000 teenagers, ages 15 to 20, were hospitalized in 2008, the...
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