Friday, February 15, 2019

In the News: Increase in Teen Tobacco Use Driven by E-Cigarettes

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Featured Commentary: When Substance Use and Mental Health Collide Co-occurring Disorders in Teens and Young Adults
Getting help for a young person with a mental health disorder or a substance use problem is hard. It’s even harder when these disorders occur in the same person, Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President of Child Mind Institute, and Fred Muench, PhD, President of Center of Addiction, explain. Read More
Half of U.S. Children With Mental Health Disorder Do Not Receive Treatment
Half of the estimated 7.7 million U.S. children with a treatable mental health disorder do not receive treatment from a mental health professional, according to a new study. Read More
teen girls smoking e-cigarettes
Increase in Teen Tobacco Use Driven by E-Cigarettes: Report
Teens’ use of tobacco products is on the rise, driven by an increase in e-cigarette use, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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FDA Sends New Warnings to Supplement Makers About False Claims of Curing Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new round of warnings and advisory letters to makers of dietary supplements, telling them not to falsely claim their products cure, prevent or treat serious diseases. Last year the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to makers and distributors of 12 products sold as treatments for opioid addiction and withdrawal. Read More
Frequency of Drinking, Drug Use Dreams Decreases the Longer a Person is in Recovery
A new study finds the frequency of dreams involving drinking and drug use decreases the longer a person is in recovery. Read More
Teen Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Depression and Suicidal Behavior: Study
Teen marijuana use is linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior in young adulthood, according to a review of studies published in JAMA Psychiatry. Read More
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