Drug abuse is one of society’s oldest problems. It seems that the problem grows and grows, especially due to the fact that the number of substances of abuse has also risen and continues to rise. Understanding these drug abuse statistics can help you to understand the scope of America’s drug problem. 1. Almost 40% of….
American Society of Addiction Medicine – Dedicated to educating physicians on addiction and treatment.
International Nurses Society on Addictions – Advance excellence in addiction treatment, intervention and prevention.
Society of Addiction Psychology – Promotes advances in research, professional training and clinical practice within the range of addiction behaviors.
Florida Society of Addiction Medicine – Florida based addiction medicine and information.
Massachusetts Chapter American Society of Addiction Medicine – Information and support for addiction treatment professionals.
How Does Alcohol Affect the World of a Child – From NIAAA Brochure, an overview of alcoholism and the effects of alcohol abuse on society.
Drug Abuse & Addiction are Major Burdens to Society – Economic costs and effects of drug abuse.
Stairways to Recovery – University of Pennsylvania Health System economic impact of drug addiction on society.
Saint Matthew’s Churches – Drug & Alcohol effects on society and what we can do to help.
Challenges and Issues in Addiction – Learn Genetics provides a historical view of the disease of addiction and its effect on society.
Science Education on Drug Abuse & Addiction – Textbook case study on drug abuse and the views of society on those who choose to use drugs.
A Sociohistorical View of Addiction and Alcoholism – An overview of the views that have formed the ground of the current version of the “truth” about drugs.
The epidemic of prescription drug use is a serious one. Most people that abuse prescription drugs are doing so without a doctor’s approval. They are using their medication in other ways other than prescribed by a doctor. Some may also be getting it from someone else. This can lead to drug dependence and addiction. According….
The disease model of addiction expresses that addiction is a brain disease. A brain disease which only gets worse as it progresses through various stages. The disease of addiction has no cure, but it can be treated. The answer to treatment is medical intervention (using medication-assisted treatment), abstinence (completely staying away from drugs) and sustained….
We must fully debate our attitude to alcohol, or acknowledgment of our dysfunctionality will be suppressed, writes BRIAN O’CONNELL A soon-to-be-published study attempts to define, with some clarity, what the health consequences of our national hangover are. The report examined alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisation in Ireland from 2000 to 2004. In that period, one-in-10 bed-days….
People who socialize with heavy drinkers are more likely to imbibe a bit too much themselves. And the same holds true for teetotalers: Those who have non-drinking friends and relatives are more likely not to consume alcohol themselves, a new study found. “People are organized by their drinking behavior more than would be predicted by….
Prescription painkiller abuse is a rapidly growing and widespread problem, recently coming into full view due to high profile stories and tragic celebrity deaths. Conflicting messaging and the degradation associated with addiction often mislead people from understanding it as a disease, caused by an imbalance of receptors in the brain. American Board of Addiction Medicine….
The Federal Trade Commission is suing a company that touted a phony cure for alcoholism, charging that it tricked hundreds of problem drinkers into paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for a service prescribing ineffective concoctions of natural supplements, and then threatened to reveal the drinkers’ alcohol problems if they canceled their memberships. Filed jointly….
Helping To Improve PMPs – Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs – Through A Federally-Supported PMP Center Of Excellence
With overdoses and deaths involving the use of prescription drugs skyrocketing in the United States, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has selected the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University to host a new initiative to reduce diversion and abuse of these drugs: the PMP Center of Excellence. Funded through a training….
True to its history of impaired judgment when it comes to handling alcohol, the Indiana General Assembly this year placed narrow business interests ahead of public welfare — and didn’t even do so evenhandedly. Regrettably, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law bills to expand Sunday hours for bars, give microbreweries a special dispensation to sell….
The massacre in Ciudad Juarez at the end of January made it clear that Mexico is losing the war on drugs. Narcotics-related violence is on the rise in other Latin American cities as well. An increasing number of voices are demanding that drugs be decriminalized. The killers arrived in four or five SUVs. They quickly….