Blog Entries - June 2015

Marijuana causes driving impairment

Posted on: June 29, 2015 11:00 am

A study utilizing the most sophisticated driving simulator available demonstrates marijuana use increases vehicular weaving. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office on National Drug Control Policy, and the National Highway

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Luceille Fleming has died

Posted on: June 26, 2015 11:00 am

Luceille Fleming, the inaugural director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, passed away on June 24, 2015 at age 91. Fleming was a giant in the addictions field, leading the state system in Pennsylvania before assuming the reins of

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Exposure to marijuana growing among 0-6 year-olds

Posted on: June 23, 2015 10:00 am

Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers have released a study noting a significant increase in the number of young children exposed to marijuana, primarily -- approximately 75 percent -- through edible products like cookies and brownies. Using data from

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A decrease in underage drinking

Posted on: June 22, 2015 8:00 am

The trend toward decreased underage drinking continues, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report shows a 6.1 percent drop from 2002 to 2013 among U.S. 12- to 20-year-olds. The rate of binge

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National report: Nearly 44,000 drug overdose deaths annually

Posted on: June 18, 2015 11:00 am

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report. Not surprisingly, the report notes a continued increase in drug overdose fatalities. The leading

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Primary care docs lack knowledge about opioid abuse

Posted on: June 17, 2015 10:00 am

A survey conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health shows many primary care physicians subscribe to mistaken beliefs about opioid medications. Nearly half the doctors surveyed mistakenly believe that abuse-deterrent pills are not as

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