Medication Assisted Treatment For Opiod

September 18, 2013

By Julie A. Kmiec, DO Statistics about opioid use The number of people with opioid addiction in the US is growing. The increase in the number of people addicted parallels the increase in prescriptions of opioid analgesics. The number of opioid prescriptions nearly tripled from 1991 to 2009, to over 200 million. According to Blonde …..

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Medication Assisted Treatment For Alcohol Dependence

September 18, 2013

By Julie A. Kmiec, DO Statistics about alcohol use From 2001 to 2002, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducted the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), one of the largest surveys of its kind ever performed. NESARC estimated that 65% of the U.S. population drinks alcohol and that …..

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April 2013 Family Update

April 18, 2013

SUBSTANCE ABUSE Binge Drinking, Underage drinking Physicians often fail to ask high school-aged patients about alcohol use and to advise young people to reduce or stop drinking, according to a study led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. Among students who had been seen …..

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February 2013 Family Update

February 18, 2013

Opiods and the U.S. The US. Americans make up less than 5% of the global population but consume 80% of the world’s supply of opioid prescription pills. Sales of the drugs have increased more than fourfold in the past 10 years, grossing $11bn annually. The result is that about 15,000 Americans are dying every year …..

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December 2012 Family Update

December 18, 2012

Drug type: Tobacco Tobacco use increased by 34 percent per movie last year in films targeted at children and teens, according to a new study. Researchers said the dramatic rise in smoking scenes in top-grossing U.S. movies with a G, PG, or PG-13 rating ends five years of steady decline in onscreen tobacco use. The …..

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October 2012 Family Update

October 18, 2012

STUDIES More Smokers Switching From Cigarettes to Small Cigars In a new report, the CDC found cigarette consumption decreased 33 percent from 2000 to 2011, while use of other kinds of tobacco increased by 123 percent. Study Suggests that Girls Are More Likely than Boys to be Affected by Secondhand Smoke The study of 476 …..

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