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Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in US
Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in
US By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter.

 

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Marijuana Use Up Among Eighth Graders
Marijuana Use Up Among Eighth Graders By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter. TUESDAY, Dec. 14

Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain
Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain By Jenifer
Goodwin HealthDay Reporter. MONDAY

‘Fake Marijuana’ Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms
‘Fake Marijuana‘ Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms
By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter.

Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use Linked in Teen Social Networks
Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use Linked in Teen Social Networks
— Robert Preidt. SATURDAY, March

More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse
More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse
— Robert Preidt. TUESDAY, June

Early ‘Pot’ Use May Harm Brain More: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) — People who started smoking marijuana at a young
age did much worse on tests of executive brain function than those who

Pot Use Might Speed Onset of Psychosis: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) — Smoking marijuana might trigger an earlier onset
of psychosis, a new analysis of previously published research suggests.

Health Highlights: July 24, 2010
Some VA Hospitals to Get OK for Medical Marijuana. Pending new federal guidelines
will permit the use of medical marijuana for patients at Veterans Affairs

Health Highlights: April 20, 2010
—-. Many Americans Believe Marijuana Has Medical Benefits: Poll. While 74 percent
of Americans believe marijuana has medical benefits and 60 percent support

Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2011
—-. Montana’s Medical Marijuana Law Faces Repeal. Montana’s
six-year-old medical marijuana law may be repealed. Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens’ Intellect at Risk: …
TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Heavy alcohol and marijuana use puts teenagers
at risk for mental deficits that could persist into adulthood, according to Study Contends Pot Isn’ta Major ‘Gateway Drug’
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) — A new report casts doubt on the argument that
marijuana is a “gateway drug” that plays a major role in leading people to

Health Highlights: July 26, 2010
—-. Some VA Hospitals to Get OK for Medical Marijuana. Pending new federal
guidelines will permit the use of medical marijuana for patients at Veterans

Health Highlights: May 5, 2010
—-. DC Council Approves Medical Marijuana Use. In a unanimous vote Tuesday,
the 13-member District of Columbia Council voted to allow people with cancer

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2010
Mellow Reaction to 1st TV Ad for Medical Marijuana Dispensary. A television ad
for the CannaCare medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, Calif., hasn’t

Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2010
The synthetic marijuana is made of plant material coated with chemicals that mimic
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, the agency said. The products

Health Highlights: May 14, 2010
were involved in 96 percent of treatment admissions: alcohol, marijuana, opiates,
cocaine and stimulants (mainly methamphetamine). Opiate admissions increased

Health Highlights: May 13, 2010
were involved in 96 percent of treatment admissions: alcohol, marijuana, opiates,
cocaine and stimulants (mainly methamphetamine). Opiate admissions increased

Health Highlights: May 12, 2010
were involved in 96 percent of treatment admissions: alcohol, marijuana, opiates,
cocaine and stimulants (mainly methamphetamine). Opiate admissions increased

Health Highlights: March 2, 2010
—-. More US Teens Using Alcohol and Marijuana. After a decade-long decline,
more American teens were using alcohol and marijuana in 2009, according to an

Club Drug ‘Special K’ Could Leave Users Incontinent
use of the hypnotic drug “nimetazepam” (brand name Erimin). About 46 percent
reported cocaine use, while nearly 40 percent said they smoke marijuana.

Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race
suggests that Hispanic middle-school students are more likely to smoke, drink and
use marijuana than other kids their age, while Asians are the least likely to

Drug Abuse Treatment Rates on the Rise: US Report
in the United States, while treatment rates for illegal drugs are increasing across
the country, especially for marijuana abuse, according to a new report.

Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in US Schools
infected with both drugs and gangs are: five times more likely to smoke marijuana;
three times more likely drink alcohol; 12 times more likely to smoke tobacco

‘Graying’ of Drug Users at US Treatment Centers
Admissions for cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, and/or marijuana abuse among
men and women aged 50 and older rose from 6.6 percent in 1992 to just over 12

Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern
March 11 (HealthDay News) — More 12-year-olds have used inhalants to get high
than marijuana, cocaine and hallucinogens combined, a new report finds.

Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol
which examines changes in substance use and attitudes, found the use of alcohol and
marijuana jumped considerably more among girls than boys between 2008-2009.

Alcohol or Drug Use During Pregnancy
Marijuana. Preterm labor. Tremors; Easily startled; Cranky or fussy; Learning problems;
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Depression; Substance abuse; Leukemia;

Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention – Patient …
Marijuana use. Using marijuana may increase the risk of oral cancer. Marijuana
use by a person with high-risk HPV infection may further increase the risk of

Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2010
evaluated the dangers that a number of substances — including alcohol, marijuana,
ecstasy, heroin and cocaine — posed to individuals and society as a whole

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2010
evaluated the dangers that a number of substances — including alcohol, marijuana,
ecstasy, heroin and cocaine — posed to individuals and society as a whole

Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention – Health …
is particularly associated with oral cancer development. Multiple case reports have
implicated marijuana use as a cause of oral cancer, particularly in younger

Drug Abuse and Dependence
Drugs that are abused include: Marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogens, such as LSD
(lysergic acid diethylamide), mescaline, psilocybin, PCP (phencyclidine), and

Medication Monitoring
and nonprescription medicines you are taking and any drugs (such as alcohol, marijuana,
or cocaine) you are using. Sometimes these can interfere with testing.

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
such as those used to treat asthma and heart problems. Using illegal drugs such
as marijuana or cocaine. Living with high levels of stress for a long time.

Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
and over-the-counter medicines, and illegal drugs. Teens use alcohol more than any
other substance. Marijuana is the illegal drug that teens use most often.

Lung Cancer
The longer you smoke. The more cigarettes you smoke each day. Marijuana use. Smoking
one marijuana cigarette, or a joint, may affect the lungs as much as

Fertility Problems
Risk factors you may be able to control include: Tobacco or marijuana use, which
reduces sperm counts and female fertility. Drinking more than 2 to 4 alcoholic

Health News
Stars Too: Study; Syphilis Test Wrong in One-Fifth of Cases: CDC; Job Seekers Facing
Tougher Anti-Smoking Rules; Montana’s Medical Marijuana Law Faces Repeal.

Health News
Title, Date. Marijuana Use Up Among Eighth Graders, Dec 14, 2010.
Moderate Drinkers at Higher Risk of Amphetamine Abuse? Dec 14, 2010.

Health News
Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice, Aug 30,
2010. Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain, Aug 30, 2010.

Health News
.. Title, Date. Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine
on Rise in US, Sep 16, 2010. Adult Memory

Health News
.. Title, Date. ‘Fake Marijuana‘ Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms,
Nov 11, 2010. Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes? Nov 11, 2010.

Health News
Many With Early Breast Cancer Don’t Complete Therapy, Jun 29, 2010. More
Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse, Jun 29, 2010.

Health News
.. Title, Date. Showdown Over Health-Care Reform Bill Nears, Mar 21, 2010.
Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use Linked in Teen Social Networks, Mar 20, 2010.

Prescriptions for Stimulants, Painkillers Soaring Among Youth
in misuse of these drugs, with adolescents and young adults’ illicit use of prescription
drugs now outstripping all other illicit drug use except marijuana.

Underage Drinkers Rushed to ER Mostly Male
involved in visits involving a combination of alcohol and drugs included marijuana
(57 percent), anti-anxiety drugs (17.8 percent), narcotic pain relievers

Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age
to inner-city women recruited while they were pregnant. The researchers examined
binge drinking, smoking, cocaine, marijuana and opiate use during pregnancy.

Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study
to smoke, and were more likely to say that they’d never used alcohol or marijuana,
the study found. According to Desai, the fact that gaming in boys was linked

Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-
found that prenatal exposure to nicotine – although not to cocaine, opiates, marijuana
or alcohol – was associated with sleep problems during the first 12

Tanning Bed Use Might Become Addictive
same participants had about twice the level of anxiety and reported more use of
alcohol, marijuana and other illicit substances than non-addicted tanners.

Poker Players May Use Drugs to Stay Sharp at the Table
professional and amateur players all over the world are turning to marijuana, cocaine,
amphetamines, Valium and a host of other prescription medications to try

20% of US High Schoolers Abuse Prescription Drugs
the students said they had used alcohol. Furthermore, 37 percent had used marijuana,
6.4 percent had used cocaine, 4.1 percent had used methamphetamine and 6.7

Glaucoma
people may try alternative unproven treatment methods, such as acupuncture or marijuana.
But most of these alternative treatments either have not been studied

Health Highlights: May 25, 2010
US states have banned — or may ban — a mixture of chemicals called K2, which,
when sprinkled on herbs, turn them into whats known as synthetic marijuana.

Health Library
up to half of long-term smokers older than age 60 get COPD. 4; Smoking both tobacco
and marijuana increases the risk of COPD more than smoking either one. 1.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
up to half of long-term smokers older than age 60 get COPD. 4; Smoking both tobacco
and marijuana increases the risk of COPD more than smoking either one. 1.

Alcohol and Drug Problems
Drugs. Drug abuse includes the use of illegal drugs?such as marijuana, methamphetamines,
cocaine, heroin, or other “street drugs”?and the abuse of legal

Substance Abuse: Dealing With Teen Substance Use
use one substance are more likely to use others. Alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana
are considered gateway drugs, because teens who use these substances are

Gynecomastia
such as cancer of the pituitary gland , adrenal glands , or testicles. Alcohol,
marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin use also may cause gynecomastia.

Medical History and Physical Exam for Infertility
of any prescription or nonprescription medicines. Use of alcohol or marijuana. Exposure
to occupational or environmental chemicals. Exposure to radiation. Past

Tonometry
than 2 cups (500 mL) of fluid 4 hours before the test. Do not drink alcohol for 12
hours before the test. Do not smoke marijuana for 24 hours before the test.

Medications and Other Substances That Can Cause Symptoms of
of or withdrawal from alcohol and illegal drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines (methamphetamines,
crystal meth, or crack), heroin, and cannabis (marijuana).

Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy
Stop any use of illegal drugs, such as cocaine or marijuana. Cocaine may cause serious
problems in pregnancy, including placenta abruptio , fetal distress, and

Blood Alcohol
more of the effects of alcohol. Also, a person who uses other drugs, such as marijuana,
will feel the effects of both drugs more than if the drugs were used

Anxiety
supplements are you taking? Are you using alcohol or illegal drugs, such as marijuana
or cocaine, to manage your symptoms? Do you smoke or use other tobacco

Semen Analysis
sulfasalazine, nitrofurantoin, and some chemotherapy medicines. Caffeine, alcohol,
cocaine, marijuana, and smoking tobacco. Herbal medicines, such as St

Hair Analysis
frequently to test for illegal drug use (such as the use of cocaine or marijuana),
it is not widely available. Drug screening is more commonly done on blood or

Self-Test for Breath Alcohol
more of the effects of alcohol. Also, a person who uses other drugs, such as marijuana,
will feel the effects of both drugs more than if the drugs were used

Hyperventilation
or use other tobacco products? Are you using alcohol or illegal drugs, such as marijuana
or cocaine, to help manage your symptoms? Do you have any health risks

Feeling Depressed
are you currently taking? Are you using alcohol or illegal drugs, such as marijuana
or cocaine, to manage your symptoms? Have you ever attempted suicide? Has a

Sleep Problems, Age 12 and Older
medicines do you take? Are you using alcohol or illegal drugs, such as marijuana
or cocaine, to help you sleep? What home treatment have you tried? Did it help

Neck Problems and Injuries
have you taken? Did they help? Are you using alcohol or illegal drugs, such as
heroin or marijuana, to control your pain? Do you have any health risks?

Back Problems and Injuries
medicines have you taken? Did they help? Are you using alcohol or other drugs, such
as marijuana or heroin, to control your pain? Do you have any health risks?

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