Addiction Research & Reports
Report recommendations for putting an end to Olympic doping included establishing an independent organization responsible for doping control in Olympic sports.
Physicians were missing or misdiagnosing a patient's substance abuse for several reasons.
This report found that smoking, drinking and other drug use among teens was more prevalent in rural America than in the nation’s large urban centers.
This report found that teens who drank or used drugs were much more likely to have sex, initiate it at younger ages and have multiple sexual partners, placing them at higher risk for sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies.
This survey found that fathers were not as involved in their teen’s lives as they could be and that children living in 2-parent families who had a fair or poor relationship with their father were 68% likelier to have smoked, drunk alcohol and used other drugs compared to teens living in an average 2-parent household.
Legalization or decriminalization of non-medical marijuana would pose a serious threat to millions of America’s children, increasing their use of this dangerous drug and taking away critical support for parents, teachers and others attempting to steer kids away from drugs.
This study revealed that from 1986 to 1997 the number of abused and neglected children in America jumped from 1.4 million to some 3 million.
This survey found the transition from age 12 to 13 was the most critical turning point in the lives of America's children. It was the year when their access and exposure to illegal drugs skyrocketed while parental involvement in their lives dramatically diminished.
Substance abuse among women was identified as a serious public health issue. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’s report revealed that of the 25 million women over 59 in the United States, 17% were addicted to nicotine, 7% abused alcohol, and about 11% abused prescription drugs.
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction were implicated in the crimes and incarceration of 80% or 1.4 million of the 1.7 million men and women behind bars.
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