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Are Teen Binge Drinkers Risking Future Osteoporosis?

Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures.

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Alcohol Use Rate Among American Indian or Alaska Native Adults is Well Below the National Average

A new national study reveals that the rate of past month alcohol use (i.e., at least one drink in the past 30 days) among American Indian or Alaska Native adults is significantly lower than the national average for adults (43.9 percent versus 55.2 percent).

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Helps Parents Identify Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse in Children

In recent years, a growing and potentially life-threatening trend known as Robo tripping, the abuse of over-the-counter cough and cold medications, has emerged among America’s youth. As the Society representing the front-line physicians responsible for treating patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who have overdosed on over-the-counter medications, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has developed information to help parents recognize the signs of Robo tripping and to prevent overdose and longer-term health complications.

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Surgery Is Good ‘Teachable Moment’ to Help Smokers Quit

A new review finds that programs to help people quit smoking before surgery can reduce the risk of complications afterward.

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Underage Drinking-Related Hospital Department Visits Nearly Double over the Fourth of July Weekend

Hospital emergency department visits involving underage drinking nearly double during the Fourth of July Holiday weekend according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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National Report Reveals Dramatic Pattern Shifts in Admission to Substance Abuse Treatment among Pregnant Teens between 1992 and 2007

Admission rates for pregnant teens abusing marijuana and methamphetamines increased significantly from 1992 to 2007 -- Rates for substance abuse treatment admissions among Hispanic pregnant teens have risen while rates for Black pregnant teens have dropped.

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SAMHSA Releases FAQ’s for Applying Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology announced today the release of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange (HIE).

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Dramatic Rise in the Proportion of Older Americans Admitted for Substance Abuse Treatment from 1992 to 2008

New admissions data show sharp increase in the proportion of older Americans being treated for illicit substances such as cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

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Want to Quit Smoking? Study Seeks Adult Smokers Nationwide for a Free, Online Smoking-Cessation Study

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that it is launching a new online study to help people quit smoking. The study, called WebQuit, is enrolling adult smokers nationwide. Participation is free to eligible individuals.

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New Report Shows Differences in Types and Levels of Substance Use and Mental Illness Problems Experienced by States

Study provides trend data about increases and decreases in behavioral health problems experienced among the states.







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