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...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Drug and Alcohol Review, EarlyView.
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Drugs and Alcohol Today, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to estimate the demand and supply of opiates in the USA during the period 1870 –1914 when the market was virtually unregulated. Design/methodology/approach The price and quantity of opiates is econometrically estimated using a data set constructed primarily from pharmaceutical trade journals. Findings Per capita opiate consumption varies in inverse proportion to its pric e, a price elasticity of demand of unity. The supply of opiates to the USA is perfectly elastic, a horizontal line, implying the USA was a “price-taker” in the ...
Source: Drugs and Alcohol Today - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Various types of therapies have proven to be useful in alcohol and drug rehab programs, but music therapy is a tool that many individuals seeking treatment may not understand fully. Studies have shown that music therapy provides significant healing, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and it may end up being an important aspect of your own substance abuse treatment. What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy is very different from music in the form of entertainment. It is a clinical and evidence-based therapeutic practice that utilizes music to accomplish goals within an individual’s therapy program.1 Each client&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Creativity Habits LifeHelper Psychology Psychotherapy Recovery Substance Abuse Treatment Drug rehabilitation Music Therapy Source Type: blogs
ConclusionPatterns of family background, personality and mental health factors were associated with different levels of vulnerability to addictions. Behavioural addictions and substance use disorders may thus be the result of the same underlying vulnerabilities.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionMany of the lifestyle practices such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity were prevalent amongst elderly. Majority of them were suffering from more than one morbidity, which was found to be associated with their unhealthy lifestyle practices. There is a need to target interventions for inculcating healthy lifestyle practices amongst elderly.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Meta Gene, Volume 16Author(s): Sapna Khowal, Swatantra Kumar Jain, Saima WajidAbstractOral cancers are linked with tobacco, areca nut and alcohol addictive proclivities. The oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) comprises more than 90% cases of oral cancers. The Homo sapiens inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene plays crucial role in OSCC pathologies. The given study analyzed the nucleotide mutations existent within two targets of interest namely iNOS cDNA 5′ stretch and iNOS cDNA 3′ stretch, using cDNA pool of cancer and pre-cancer oral biopsies employing Q PCR-Tm calling...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Sport Management ReviewAuthor(s): Rachel J. Batty, Sarah GeeAbstarctTobacco, alcohol and gambling-related sport sponsorships have faced widespread scrutiny due to a critical consciousness that questions the alignment of unhealthy products and damaging addictive behaviours with a healthy activity such as sport. The purpose of this study was to explore how a public health agenda may influence rugby union organisations in their negotiation of sponsorship relationships with food and beverage companies. Interviews with a purposeful sample of New Zealand regional rugby organi...
Source: Sport Management Review - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study was novel in population and data collection. Complex perspectives about substance use were offered by recruiting professionals and students outside at-risk populations or addiction-related services. By examining effects of substances, this research offers nuanced understandings of self-reported effects of psychoactive substances on performance, mood, cognition, and quality of experience.
Source: Performance Enhancement and Health - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAlcoholism is associated with sexually dimorphic structural abnormalities in the MFB. The results expand upon other findings of differences in brain reward circuitry of alcoholic men and women.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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