A new report was released online and will later appear in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The report assesses use of any tobacco; cigarettes; cigars, cigarillos, or small cigars; chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip; water pipes; snus; and pipes among U.S. adults. Data were obtained from the 2009 –2010 National Adult Tobacco Survey. The article also includes state prevalence estimates for use of cigarettes and any tobacco.
The 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released Monday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed a continued increase in marijuana use rates among youth and adults. For example, the percentage of those 12 or older who were current users of marijuana jumped from 6.9 percent (or 17.4 million) in 2010 to 7 percent (or 18.1 million) in 2011, continuing the upward trend seen over the past few years.
A new study, requested by the Department of Defense, and conducted by the Institute of Medicine, said substance use and misuse among troops and their families has become a “public health crisis” and calls for better prevention strategies, improving training and methods of treatment, and continuing to remove stigma associated with addictive disorders.
The journal Addiction released results of a study this week that says more than half of U.S. drivers killed in car crashes had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash, Reuters reports.
A new, bipartisan national poll conducted on behalf of the Center for Alcohol Policy recently found that Americans overwhelmingly agree that alcohol is a unique product that is not like other consumer goods, and they support state restrictions on alcohol that are not found on other consumer goods.
A new report published by the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research found that flavored cigars are especially popular among 18- to 24-year-olds—more than 57 percent of cigar smokers in that age group say they smoke flavored cigars—and less common among older adults and those with more education and income.
Teens who regularly smoke marijuana are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence as adults and are also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems later in life, than their peers who abstained, according to a new study conducted by Duke University and London’s King’s College.
This week, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) released the 17th annual National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens. This year’s back-to-school survey reveals that 86 percent of American high school students say that classmates are using drugs, drinking and smoking during the school day and almost half know a student who sells drugs at their school.
A new report shows that 37.2 percent of substance abuse treatment admissions involve both alcohol and drug abuse. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 23.1 percent of all admissions reported the abuse of alcohol and one other drug, and 14.1 percent reported the abuse of alcohol and two or more drugs.
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.