Drug Abuse Threat to Street Kids

Drug Abuse Is Major Threat to Street Kids
A new study says their struggle to survive is made even harder by high levels of drug use. The journal Addiction has published a systematic review of 50 studies on street kids conducted in 22 countries. It describes a "hidden epidemic" of drug use that ...

New group addresses addiction in pregnancy
"Our mission is to partner with others working on the problem of drug addiction to maximize our efforts." Many babies born to mothers who are substance abusers have neonatal abstinence syndrome, which can be life threatening or lead to developmental ...

Central Valley meth treatment lags despite widespread use
Merced Sun-Star
Across the state, data show a steady reduction in meth addiction treatment. According to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, 78,000 people were admitted to methaddiction programs in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2006. Five years ...

Prescription painkiller abuse is achieving gender equity
Herald-Dispatch TriCities.com. Prescription painkiller abuse is achieving gender equity. For many years, men accounted for more cases of drug addiction and most of the overdoses. But that is changing rapidly, and health officials maintain the public ...

Salvation Army offers space, support for area's growing number of drug addicts
Middletown Journal
As drug abuse rises and waiting lists at local treatment centers grow longer, The Salvation Army in Norwood is taking those struggling with addiction from across southwest Ohio and giving them a place to stay and, hopefully, to recover. The Salvation ...

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