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The Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group has published Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician.
ASAM expresses its concern that the President's comments regarding marijuana use in the January 27, 2014 edition of The New Yorker magazine may contribute to the growing misperception among America's youth that marijuana is harmless. ASAM finds insufficient evidence to support the notion that the public health benefits of using the illicit drug outweighs the dangers to users and to their communities.
The most recent findings of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s MTF study show significant decreases in cigarette smoking and drinking among our nation’s adolescents. The study also reflects a decline in past year nonmedical use of prescription drugs and in synthetic marijuana use (a.k.a., “K2” or “spice”). Unfortunately, the study also reflects the continued increase in adolescent use of marijuana; results that parallel the continued decline in perceptions of harm related to marijuana use among all adolescent age groups.
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Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of ASAM. It is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders.
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Most teenagers who abuse prescription drugs are given them for free by a friend or relative.
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