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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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    Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

    Panelists talked about young people abusing prescription drugs. The panel included former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who spoke about his own struggles with…

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers…

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    2012 Drug Abuse Survey

    The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that drinking and cigarette smoking…

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    Communicators with Nora Volkow

    Dr. Nora Volklow talked about tests conducted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and the Energy Department’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The test results…

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    Teen Drug Use Survey Results

    Nora Volkow talked about the latest survey on teen drug use, the survey’s positive and negative findings, and what is influencing drug use in U.S. She responded to telephone calls and…

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    Teen Drug Use Trends Survey

    The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The latest survey showed increased use of marijuana and a plateau in the heretofore…

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    Teen Depression and Marijuana Use

    John Walters and others spoke to reporters about a report indicating a link between teen marijuana use, depression, and serious mental illness. The White House report was titled, Teen…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs held a hearing on the federal cocaine sentencing laws. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the mind, brain, and behavioral research at the National Institutes of Health. Topics included the various types of…

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    Monitoring Drug Use

    Officials held a press conference to release the 2006 results of the research study “Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth.”…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about prescription drug abuse, access to prescription drugs through physicians, the Internet, and patients, as well as the extent of the problem in the U.S. They also…

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    Survey on Teen Drug Use

    Officials released a report titled “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Abuse.” The report examined recent trends in juvenile drug use and found a modest decline in…

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    Steroid Use in Baseball: Parents and Experts

    Medical experts and parents of athletes who died as a result of steroid use testified about the physical effects of steroid use, the prevalence of steroid use among young adult athletes,…

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    Nation's Substance Abuse Patterns

    Participants talked about substance abuse among teenagers, declining patterns of drug utilization by teens, education and prevention programs, as well and continuing problems with the use…

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    Drug Treatment Programs

    Federal drug program officials talked about the effectiveness of treatment programs. The Substance Abuse Administration’s funding is up for renewal this year. Officials of…

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    Teen Drug Use

    Officials spoke to reporters about the results of a study on teenage drug abuse that showed significant declines over the past two years. They also answered questions from the…

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