It ’ s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to be held January 22-28, 2018 links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health. Register your educational event or activity and join with hundreds of communities around the country participating in this annual observance. Do you need event ideas? Here are a few easy activity ideas to consider: Take the National Drug &Alcohol IQ Challenge. This quiz is a fun way to test teens’ drug and alcohol knowledge and helps provide the facts. Print the “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” pledge cards and ask youth to answer the question: “Why do you want to shatter the myths about drug use?” Take a picture and share it with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on Twitter and Facebook by including the hashtag #NDAFW with your photo. Test teens’ knowledge of drugs and alcohol with the NDAFW BINGO card. Download the card and...
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Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Substance abuse and addiction isn’t just limited to alcohol and street drugs. It can also be very easy to become addicted to medication. This can be very confusing and dangerous all at the same time, because medication has been prescribed to help treat something that might be wrong. While taking medication prescribed by a doctor and following all dosing instructions can be beneficial for many, it can also lead to addiction when tolerance builds and someone begins to take more than the recommended dose. If you feel as if you may be becoming addicted to your medication, read these warning signs below and seek help. Top...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Anxiety Depression Depression Treatment Drug Treatment Painkiller Substance Abuse medication painkillers prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescript Source Type: blogs
Addiction,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Future work should examine if outcomes in Internet interventions are improved by tailoring social network content to match user characteristics, topics, and network behavior. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30326140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
Introduction:The relationship between Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and alcohol addiction is poorly characterized. Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) can serve as a proxy for alcohol addiction. Therefore, the potential association between DUI and AD ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
AbstractObjectiveCustody conditions in police cells are often demeaning and considered inappropriate for human beings. The detention of young adolescents in police custody has received little attention. Our study aimed to describe the characteristics of adolescents under 18 detained in custody.MethodsWe studied all arrestees aged 13 –17 examined in 1 year (January 01–December 31, 2014) in a suburban district near Paris. We evaluated the proportion of adolescents under 18 among all arrestees detained in custody and their medical history, addictive behaviors, perceived health status, and opinion on custody.R...
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, we have shown some methylation changes in brain and blood after acute ethanol administration and that the changes in blood partly mirror the changes in brain suggesting the potential for DNA methylation in blood to be biomarkers of alcohol use. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30320886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The therapeutic efficacy of NTX depends on the time of intervention during abstinence and is different between males and females. The data further suggest that EtOH dependence causes different neuroadaptations in male and female rats, reflected by differential effects of NTX. The results underscore the significance of considering the duration of EtOH abstinence and sex as a biological variable as important factors when developing pharmacotherapies for AUD. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30320880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
This study aims to describe the offenses committed by subjects suffering from a single paranoid personality disorder and to compare them with the offenses committed by the subjects affected by a paranoid delusional disorder associated with paranoid personality disorder. Our initial hypothesis is that both populations have a comparable criminological profile. METHODS: Based on a 17 year-long experience carried out in the framework of a forensic assessment, we have selected all subjects presenting a paranoid personality disorder, whether single or associated with paranoid delusional disorder. The selected individuals wer...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Addiction,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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