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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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Results of comprehensive survey of physicians and other stakeholders on diversion and abuse of controlled substances. Includes history and current status of the problem of prescription drug abuse; mechanisms of diversion; the role of the Internet; gaps in current efforts to control diversion; education, prevention, and treatment; and recommendations for change.
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A free, web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making.
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National Library of Medicine
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About 1 out of every 5 women in America smokes, and women are starting to smoke at younger and younger ages. Did you know that lung cancer kills more women every year than breast cancer? More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. (From their website)
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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Youth Prevalence of Cigarette Use by Race/Ethnicity

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30 day prevalence

This graph shows the 30 day prevalence of cigarette use among 8th, 10th and 12th graders (Johnston, et al.). Within this subgroup, prevalence is further divided by race/ethnicity.

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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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SAMHSA
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This report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth "... focuses on our current understanding of underage drinking and seeks to prompt action by putting a spotlight on whether the nation is making progress in protecting our children by reducing underage drinking." (From Their Website)
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Camy.org
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Organization provides information, planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention,and treatment. Website offers news updates, research bulletins, online learning opportunities and publications.
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Boston University School of Public Health
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