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Welcome Declines In Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette And Alcohol Use

Good news for all across the young adult recovery community is the discovery of a decline since 2013 in teen cigarette and alcohol use, as well as the abuse of prescription pain relievers. Stability was also recorded in rates of marijuana use. These are the positive findings of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA)…

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Genetic Research Shows Link Between Obesity And Smoking

For many of those counselors running an addiction program that takes a holistic approach to recovery, there’s no question of the importance of a suitably-tailored accompanying nutritional therapy program. Such beliefs are further affirmed by a recent study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), buttressing the hypothesis of obesity and nicotine addiction…

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Increasing Evidence Of Brain Harm From Marijuana Use

Although there are already many known ways in which marijuana harms the well-being and health of a young adult, new research – funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – has indicated the potential detrimental effects on the brain of the drug’s heavy use. For the purposes of this study, heavy marijuana use…

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Driving After Marijuana Use More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors

One recent study highlighting the need for a young adult treatment center in 2014 to be as well-equipped to cater for marijuana-addicted young adults as for those with other substance abuse issues came from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The 2011 survey found that almost 1 in 6…

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Use Of Marijuana Up, Other Drugs Down Among American Students

If there was any recent story that perfectly summed up the changing nature of drug use among America’s young adults – and the associated need for drug addiction programs in North Carolina like Red Oak Recovery® to adapt – it was surely the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) most recent annual Monitoring the Future…