330Sep 25, 2013
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 could be ...
202Dec 19, 2012
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 was down ...
257Mar 16, 2011
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 show that ...
966Dec 15, 2010
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 ...
8,426Dec 14, 2010
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 decreasing trend ...
388May 9, 2008
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, ...
274Feb 12, 2008
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 to ...
36Mar 26, 2007
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 mental ...
52Dec 21, 2006
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.” The study ...
163Jul 26, 2006
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 talked ...
94Dec 19, 2005
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 teen drug ...
1,082Mar 17, 2005
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, ...
35Dec 21, 2004
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 of ...
80Mar 30, 2004
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 private ...
37Dec 19, 2003
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 reporters.