Addiction Research & Reports
The number of rogue websites that sold controlled prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium, and Ritalin increased over the past year.
The report found that from 1993 to 2005, there had been no real decline in the proportion of students who drink (70% to 68%) and binge drink (40% to 40%).
This report found that 58% of teens reported having dinner with their family at least 5 times a week.
This survey found 1 out of 3 teens and nearly 1 out of 2 17-year-olds attended house parties where parents were present and teens were drinking, smoking marijuana or using cocaine, ecstasy or prescription drugs.
During the one-week analysis, researchers identified 344 websites either advertising or selling controlled prescription drugs.
The combined value to the alcohol industry in 2001 of underage and adult pathological drinking (those that meet the clinical DSM-IV criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence) was between $48.3 billion - $62.9 billion (37.5% - 48.8%) of total consumer expenditures for its products (the latest data available at the time of analysis).
This report found that 58% of teens reported having dinner with their family at least 5 times a week. Frequent family dining was associated with lower rates of teen smoking, drinking and other drug use.
Since 2002, the number of students who attended schools where drugs were used, kept or sold jumped 41% for high school students and 47% for middle school students.
More than 40% of physicians surveyed did not ask about prescription drug abuse when taking a patient’s health history and one-third did not regularly call or obtain records from the patient’s previous (or other treating) physician before prescribing controlled, potentially addictive drugs like opioids, depressants and stimulants.
Parents who used tobacco or illegal drugs or abused alcohol put half the nation’s children—more than 35 million of them—at greater risk of substance abuse and other physical and mental illnesses.
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