According to a new study, teenagers in substance abuse treatment often use medical marijuana recommended to someone else - "diverted" medical marijuana. The study, conducted by Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology and her colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry, examined 164 adolescent who were in one of two substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver metropolitan area.
Admission rates for pregnant teens abusing marijuana and methamphetamines increased significantly from 1992 to 2007 -- Rates for substance abuse treatment admissions among Hispanic pregnant teens have risen while rates for Black pre... Read Post
A new study shows that the most commonly abused substances among those 18 and older referred to substance abuse treatment from parole or probation was alcohol, followed by marijuana and methamphetamines. The study, sponsored by the ... Read Post