The content of alcohol ads placed in magazines is more likely to be in violation of industry guidelines if the ad appears in a magazine with sizable youth readership, according to a new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities citing opiates other than heroin as a primary substance of abuse continue to increase, according to recently released data from the national Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). The data was reported in the July 30th edition of "Cesar Fax," which is published by the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that while total consumption of all smoked tobacco products declined by 27.5 percent between 2000 and 2011, and total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2011, there were sharp increases in adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for roll-your-own cigarettes) and cigarette-like cigars since 2008.
Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their communities protect students from the harms of high-risk drinking, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Almost three-quarters of adolescents in two Colorado substance abuse treatment programs reported using medical marijuana that was not prescribed to them, according to a new study reported on Healio.com.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University this week released a five-year national study “Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice” that finds that while about 7 in 10 people with diseases like hypertension, major depression and diabetes receive treatment, only about 1 in 10 people who need treatment for substance abuse addiction receive it. Of those who do receive treatment, most do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.
Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs used throughout the world to deter people from smoking by using stark images of blackened lungs or diseased individuals along with warnings of tobacco's health effects are working, CBS News reports.
Data from national surveys reveal a trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs — including the non-medical use of prescription drugs — more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population.
A new Keystone Research Center report has found that states with more control of the sale and distribution of alcohol have fewer alcohol-related traffic fatalities than states with no such controls, according to Alcohol Justice.
High school students have shown significant progress over the past two decades in improving many health-risk behaviors associated with the leading cause of death among youth—motor vehicle crashes—according to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alcohol Justice, the U.S.-based industry watchdog, released a new report showing convenience store giant 7-Eleven has reduced prices on supersized, youth-attractive alcopops. The report, “Alcopops Cheaper than Energy Drinks: 7-Eleven Gambles with Children’s Lives,” found that in some cases alcopops were less expensive than other alcoholic beverages and some energy drinks, making it more enticing for youth.
A new report shows that 21.8 percent of pregnant Caucasian women age 15 to 44 currently (within the past 30 days) smoked cigarettes. The study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed that cigarette smoking levels among pregnant Caucasian women were significantly higher than the levels among pregnant African-American women (14.2 percent) and pregnant Latinas (6.5 percent) in the same 15 to 44 age range.
A new study shows that a computer-facilitated Screening and Brief Advice system tested with teens in the United States and Prague promoted reductions in use of alcohol and marijuana, respectively, for up to one year.