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BarPitting Prevention against Treatment: Putting the Patient at Risk
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH

The meta message of a recently published CDC article mistakenly minimizing the impact of excessive drinking, and puts patients at risk for all of the well-known consequences from such drinking.

 

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Can Brain Modulation Confer Resilience to Addiction?
Diana Martinez, MD, and Pierre Trifilieff, PhD

Resilience is an individual's ability to be protected from the development of an illness, including addiction.




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  • 11/21/2014

    ASAM is Pleased to Announce the 2014 Election Results

    During the Business Meeting Breakfast at the Annual Conference in Austin, membership will have the opportunity to confirm Dr. Kelly J. Clark as the new President-Elect, Dr. Mark Kraus as Vice-President, Dr. Brian Hurley as Treasurer and Dr. Margaret Jarvis as Secretary. The six new Directors-at-Large will be Drs. Anthony Albanese, Paul Earley, Marc Galanter, Petros Levounis, Yngvild Olsen, and John Tanner.

Education & Training

NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Results

by Magazine Staff | Dec 18, 2013

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.

For more detailed results, please visit NIDA’s website at www.drugabuse.gov or the Monitoring the Future website.”

1 Comment

  1. 1 Mark 26 Dec

    I don't think it is because of the legalization of marijuana in certain states has made it easier to obtain.  I think it is because the social stigma is being removed.  I think the kids are being more honest.

    On the other hand, when the person selling the marijuana looks, dresses, and talks like you it is easier for our youth to do more experimenting.  Also, marijuana is now closer to home.  You don't have to catch two buses to get to a house that people sell weed out of.  Your neighbor probably has some they can share or sell.

    In short, it is convenient and comfortable to obtain. Even with these obvious drawbacks to legalization I don't think it accounts for the tiny increases.  I really think they just don't feel the stigma of being a "druggy" when it comes to pot.

    My drug dealer used to sell pot, coke, and speed.  It was one stop shopping.  I don't think the kids are being exposed to all the other drugs.  Much like liquor stores not selling the other illegal highs.

     

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Government Affairs

NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Results

by Magazine Staff | Dec 18, 2013

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.

For more detailed results, please visit NIDA’s website at www.drugabuse.gov or the Monitoring the Future website.”

1 Comment

  1. 1 Mark 26 Dec

    I don't think it is because of the legalization of marijuana in certain states has made it easier to obtain.  I think it is because the social stigma is being removed.  I think the kids are being more honest.

    On the other hand, when the person selling the marijuana looks, dresses, and talks like you it is easier for our youth to do more experimenting.  Also, marijuana is now closer to home.  You don't have to catch two buses to get to a house that people sell weed out of.  Your neighbor probably has some they can share or sell.

    In short, it is convenient and comfortable to obtain. Even with these obvious drawbacks to legalization I don't think it accounts for the tiny increases.  I really think they just don't feel the stigma of being a "druggy" when it comes to pot.

    My drug dealer used to sell pot, coke, and speed.  It was one stop shopping.  I don't think the kids are being exposed to all the other drugs.  Much like liquor stores not selling the other illegal highs.

     

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Your ASAM

NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Results

by Magazine Staff | Dec 18, 2013

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.

For more detailed results, please visit NIDA’s website at www.drugabuse.gov or the Monitoring the Future website.”

1 Comment

  1. 1 Mark 26 Dec

    I don't think it is because of the legalization of marijuana in certain states has made it easier to obtain.  I think it is because the social stigma is being removed.  I think the kids are being more honest.

    On the other hand, when the person selling the marijuana looks, dresses, and talks like you it is easier for our youth to do more experimenting.  Also, marijuana is now closer to home.  You don't have to catch two buses to get to a house that people sell weed out of.  Your neighbor probably has some they can share or sell.

    In short, it is convenient and comfortable to obtain. Even with these obvious drawbacks to legalization I don't think it accounts for the tiny increases.  I really think they just don't feel the stigma of being a "druggy" when it comes to pot.

    My drug dealer used to sell pot, coke, and speed.  It was one stop shopping.  I don't think the kids are being exposed to all the other drugs.  Much like liquor stores not selling the other illegal highs.

     

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OP-ED

NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Results

by Magazine Staff | Dec 18, 2013

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.

For more detailed results, please visit NIDA’s website at www.drugabuse.gov or the Monitoring the Future website.”

1 Comment

  1. 1 Mark 26 Dec

    I don't think it is because of the legalization of marijuana in certain states has made it easier to obtain.  I think it is because the social stigma is being removed.  I think the kids are being more honest.

    On the other hand, when the person selling the marijuana looks, dresses, and talks like you it is easier for our youth to do more experimenting.  Also, marijuana is now closer to home.  You don't have to catch two buses to get to a house that people sell weed out of.  Your neighbor probably has some they can share or sell.

    In short, it is convenient and comfortable to obtain. Even with these obvious drawbacks to legalization I don't think it accounts for the tiny increases.  I really think they just don't feel the stigma of being a "druggy" when it comes to pot.

    My drug dealer used to sell pot, coke, and speed.  It was one stop shopping.  I don't think the kids are being exposed to all the other drugs.  Much like liquor stores not selling the other illegal highs.

     

Comment

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