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Article ID: 578003

Decision-Making Processes Blunted in Chronic Marijuana Smokers

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Recent research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center draws on the findings of previously published studies to further understanding about how marijuana affects the brains of chronic users, with specific focus on how the drug affects the decision-making process.

Released:
21-Jun-2011 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 577969

Buzz Kills

University of California San Diego

In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego sociologist.

Released:
20-Jun-2011 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 577910

New Report Shows a 55 Percent Increase from 2005 to 2009 in Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Males Aged 21 to 34

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 there was a 55 percent increase in emergency department visits for drug related suicide attempts by men aged 21 to 34 -- from 19,024 visits in 2005 to 29,407 visits in 2009. In 2009, there were a total of 77,971 emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts among males of all ages.

Released:
17-Jun-2011 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 577776

GW’s Dr. Charles Samenow Available to Comment on Sex Addiction Topics

George Washington University

Dr. Charles Samenow, assistant professor in the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, member of the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, is available to comment on issues including professional health and wellness, addictions, and sexual health. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry and sees patients ages 16 and up for mood, anxiety, psychotic, and addictive disorders.

Released:
14-Jun-2011 2:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 577609

Benzodiazepine Abuse Treatment Admissions Have Tripled from 1998 to 2008

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

A new national study shows that from 1998 to 2008 (the most recent year with available figures) substance abuse treatment admissions among those 12 and older related to the abuse of benzodiazepine drugs rose from 22,400 in 1998 to approximately 60,200 in 2008.  The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that while benzodiazepine related admissions represented only 3.2- percent of all substance abuse admissions among this population in 2008, it had grown from the 1.3- percent it represented in 1998.

Released:
9-Jun-2011 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 577367

Adults with Mental Illness Are Four Times More Likely to Develop Alcohol Dependency than Adults without Mental Illness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

A new report shows that alcohol dependence is four times more likely to occur among adults with mental illness than among adults with no mental illness (9.6-percent versus 2.2-percent). 

Released:
2-Jun-2011 11:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 577277

Tobacco Use by NJ South Asians Could Aid Quit Efforts

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Efforts to adapt tobacco cessation efforts to the unique needs of South Asians living in the U.S. may receive a boost from what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind study. The research, conducted by investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and UMDNJ-School of Public Health, closely examined tobacco- and smokeless tobacco-use patterns by South Asians in New Jersey and the Northeast.

Released:
1-Jun-2011 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 576977

Roswell Park Studies Conclude That Cigarette Packaging Needs to Change

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

In three papers published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers report their conclusions from a comprehensive evaluation of cigarette package labeling.

Released:
18-May-2011 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 576973

New Study Show 49-Percent Rise in Emergency Department Visits for Drug Related Suicide Attempts by Females Aged 50 and Older from 2005 to 2009

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 (the most recent year with available figures) there was a 49-percent increase in emergency department visits for drug related suicide attempts by women aged 50 and older -- from 11,235 visits in 2005 to 16,757 in 2009. This increase reflects the overall population growth of women aged 50 and older. 

Released:
18-May-2011 4:15 PM EDT
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    18-May-2011 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 576650

Maternal Smoking Causes Changes in Fetal DNA

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Children whose mothers or grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of asthma in childhood, but the underlying causes of this are not well understood. Now a new study indicates changes in a process called DNA methylation that occurs before birth may be a root cause.

Released:
11-May-2011 1:00 PM EDT

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