Policy Reports (Records 46 to 60 of 62)

Heroin Hits New Jersey Suburbs Hardest
According to a New Jersey government study, Trends in Injection Drug Use Among Persons Entering Addiction Treatment - New Jersey , 1992-1999, during the 1990s the number of heroin users from suburban and rural areas in treatment nearly tripled, while treatment of city-dwelling heroin users fell by half. [No. 3 - 2001]

New Jersey's capital selected as National Demand Treatment partner
Join Together has selected 15 local partners for the "Demand Treatment!" initiative. [No. 2 - 2001]

Addiction is top issue among Americans
The Council of Public Relations Firms reported in its Social Education Survey conducted in early December 2001 that Americans believe alcohol and other drug addiction is the country's most pressing health issue. [No. 1 - 2001]

Many welfare mothers will need substance abuse and mental health treatment
A new study examined a nationally representative sample of 2,728 single mothers drawn from the 1994 and 1995 National Household Surveys of Drug Abuse (NHSDA). [No. 4 - 2000]

Key findings on substance abuse and mental health treatment expenditures
Total expenditures for substance abuse and mental health treatment in 1997 totaled $85.3 billion, $73.4 billion for mental health services and $11.9 billion for treatment of substance abuse. [No. 3 - 2000]

Survey of middle school students shows decline in tobacco, alcohol, other drug use
The number of seventh- and eighth-graders who smoke cigarettes has dropped 35 percent over the last four years, and alcohol and other drug use has also declined, according to the 1999 Middle School Survey. [No. 2 - 2000]

Youth drug use continues downward trend; First-time state-by-state data available
The findings of the 1999 National Household Survey showed that the decline in illicit drug use among young people ages 12 to 17 that began in 1997 continued through 1999. [No. 1 - 2000]

Employers need to address casual drinking
The recent Worksite Alcohol Study sponsored by the National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that casual drinkers cause more incidents of absenteeism, tardiness, and poor work quality than alcohol-dependent people. [No. 5 - 1999]

Alcohol and drug counselor licensing and certificate act: Highlights
Enacted on January 9, 1998, this act established professional licensing and certification standards for alcohol and drug counselors. [No. 3 - 1999]

Alcohol and tobacco advertising targeted at youth on the Internet
The Center for Media Education reported that sophisticated advertising techniques are being used to market alcohol and cigarette products to youth online. [No. 2 - 1999]

New study highlights need for increased awareness of substance use and driving behaviors
A new study by the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the federal Department of Transportation's National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that many Americans get behind the wheel of an automobile within two hours after use of alcohol or drugs. [No. 1 - 1999]

Age of drinking onset predicts future alcoholism & alcohol-related problems
The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) released a report in January 1998 which said that the younger the age a person begins drinking, the greater the chance that the person at some point in life will develop a clinically defined alcohol disorder. [No. 5 - 1998]

Worker drug use and workplace policies and programs
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released an Analysis of Worker Drug Use and Workplace Policies and Programs in November 1997. [No. 4 - 1998]

Drug addiction as a brain disease
Yale University School of Medicine researchers Eric J. Nestler and George K. Aghajanian have released reports on research they have done that details the biological process that occurs in the human brain when it is repeatedly exposed to an addictive drug. [No. 3 - 1998]

New Jersey needs substance abuse parity
As the New Jersey Legislature continues to discuss the merits of requiring health insurers to provide mental health benefits under the same terms and conditions as for other illnesses and diseases, legislators must also consider the same requirement to address one of the hidden causes of rising health care costs -- alcoholism and drug dependence. [No. 1 - 1998]

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