Study Shows Chaotic Home Early Drug Use Key Factors In Youth Violence

*+-The University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has recently completed the first year of a 5-year study which is funded by a $6 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study has the purpose of identifying key risk factors which promote violence among adolescents, and it is being carried out with the goal of reducing youth violence and related problematic behaviors among children between the ages of 10 and 17 by 2016. It has, evidently, already made great strides towards achieving this goal, despite the fact that the researchers…

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Is There A Solution As Painkiller Sales Soar Around US Fuel Addiction

*+-The problem has been brewing for years. Sales of painkillers began to make an unusual climb in 2000 and by 2010, had reached levels far beyond anything reasonable. Certainly painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin help people after serious injuries. Surely Percocet and Percodan may be the only thing that enables people with crippling diseases or cancer to face each day. But the growth statistics for painkiller distribution across the US have not lined up with reasonable levels of use. The only explanation that fits the situation is that many of the painkillers are being diverted to supply those who are…

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Parents Would Never Guess That Prescription Drug Abuse Abetted By Family And Friends

*+-Parents may spend plenty of time talking to their children about the dangers of drinking and driving and some may warn their kids against smoking marijuana. But few take the time to advise their children to stay away from prescription drugs. One survey from April 2011 showed that 81% of parents were talking to their kids about alcohol, 77% about marijuana, but only 23% about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs [ref: http://www.justice.gov/dea/speeches/120301_testimony.pdf] And since prescription drugs are legal substances when prescribed by a doctor, teens largely have the attitude that they must not be as harmful as street drugs…

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