Policy Reports (Records 31 to 45 of 62)

Arcane laws hinder interventions for alcohol, other drugs
America’s emergency rooms fill up each day with people who injure themselves while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, yet few are ever referred to addiction treatment or counseling. The result: hundreds of millions of dollars in added health costs arising from the leading cause of injuries. [No. 3 - 2003]

Survey finds widespread denial about alcohol, drug use
The 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse provides a more accurate and comprehensive one-year examination of the problem of drug abuse in America than previously available. The survey indicated that the number of Americans who could
benefit from drug treatment was significantly larger than previously understood. It also indicated that too many American drug users — more than 4.6 million — who meet the criteria for needing treatment do not recognize that they have a problem. The survey also included for the first time questions about mental illness. [No. 2 - 2003]

Fact Sheet: Costs and casualties of drinking and driving
Americans pay $60 billion each year for alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities in lost productivity, medical costs, property damage and other direct expenses. It is estimated that alcohol was involved in 41 percent of fatal crashes and 7 percent of all crashes. (1) [No. 1 - 2003]

Child neglect linked to drug, alcohol use
The use of drugs or alcohol can tear families apart, cause pain and injury, and lead to domestic violence, failed marriages, and child abuse and neglect. Studies show that one out of four Americans experience family problems related to excessive alcohol use, and that it plays a part in one out of three failed marriages. [No. 8 – 2002]

Smoking, drinking, drug use increased in New York City in the wake of Sept. 11
Survey results indicate that smoking and alcohol and marijuana use increased among residents of Manhattan during the five to eight weeks after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). [No. 7 – 2002]

Undergraduates define binge drinking according to their rate of consumption
A recent study found that college students have different definitions of binge drinking depending upon how much they drink, the Mayo Clinic has reported. [No. 6 – 2002]

Violence, vandalism, and drug use in New Jersey schools
The Commissioner of Education’s Report on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Public Schools is submitted annually to the education committees of both the Senate and Assembly of the New Jersey State Legislature. It provides the Legislature with data in four broad categories of incidents: violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse. It also summarizes initiatives taken by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) to assist schools in addressing problems of violence. -- [No. 5 – 2002]

NCADD-NJ Fact Sheet
There are 683,003 residents of New Jersey who need treatment for alcoholism, drug use or drug dependence. [No. 4 - 2002]

Recidivism Fact Sheet
Eighty percent of the 2 million men and women behind bars today (approx. 1.6 million individuals) are "seriously involved with drug or alcohol." [No. 3 - 2002]

Addiction, other interventions make fiscal sense
The cost estimates for six preventive-health interventions only slightly increased insurance premiums while reducing costs of medical treatment in the future, according to a recent federal study. [No. 2 - 2002]

Illegal drugs used by elderly includes cocaine, heroin
Senior citizens' chronic use of or dependence on alcohol and prescription medication is well recognized, but a new report shows that an increasing number of elderly are using illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana. [No.1 - 2002]

Improving substance abuse treatment in NJ
Released in August, 2001 this task force made a series of short- and long-term recommendations to expand the treatment system, improve the quality of treatment and increase reimbursement for treatment services.

Teen treatment admissions on rise
A new report shows that the number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 admitted to addiction treatment has increased 20 percent between 1994 and 1999, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). [No. 6 - 2001]

Summary of New Jersey spending on addiction
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) ranked New Jersey twenty-third in state addiction spending after it performed an aggregate analysis of spending on substance abuse by each state. [No. 5 - 2001]

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Related Legislation
[No. 4 - 2001]

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