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How Marijuana Use And Mental Illness May Be Linked

If there is one explanation for the popularity of services offering mental health support in North Carolina among the families who may be concerned about the drug use of their teen or young adult, it is because of the correlation between mental illness and the abuse of drugs like marijuana. Indeed, studies have been carried…

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Male And Female Brains Affected Differently By Cigarette Smoking

It is of interest to those benefiting from gender-specific programs of the leading addiction rehab centers in North Carolina to read of the difference in brain activation during smoking between men and women. Yale University researchers drew upon a new method of brain imaging scan analysis for a recent study, which received funding from the…

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Success Of Smoking Cessation Treatments May Depend On Nicotine Metabolism Rates

Anyone contemplating the services of North Carolina treatment programs offered to young adults may wish to take time out to read some recent research. A new study took the form of a randomized clinical trial of smokers attempting to quit, and found that the speed with which a given person’s body metabolizes nicotine may impact…

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Marijuana Use May Increase Likelihood Of Nicotine Consumption

In news of relevance to anyone using the services of a young adult treatment center as well as their relatives and loved ones, research has recently been conducted suggesting that marijuana use may add to the pleasure experienced with tobacco use and may heighten the user’s risk of nicotine addiction. These are the findings of…

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Driving After Marijuana Use Now 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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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Anyone with a stake in young adult treatment in North Carolina will take an interest in new research suggesting that there is a greater likelihood of teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications abusing them later, than those who have never had such a prescription. Teens reported that they used these medications for…

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Improved Chances Of Employment For Women Who Receive Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment

The importance of gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs is widely recognized within the young adult recovery community. Young women, certainly, stand to benefit from a program that is centered around their unique requirements in early recovery. Now, research has been conducted revealing that women receiving treatment in gender-specific programs are more likely to be employed…

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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…