[Fwd: JT Direct: Substance Use Among Young Military Personnel Differs From Civilians]
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Subject: JT Direct: Substance Use Among Young Military Personnel
Differs From Civilians
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 10:51:20 GMT
From: Join Together <updates@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
*Daily Edition* May 4, 2007
*Substance Use Among Young Military Personnel Differs >From Civilians*
Young adults in the military report lower rates of illicit drug use than
civilians, but higher rates of cigarette and heavy alcohol use,
according to recent data from the Survey of Health Related Behaviors
Among Active Duty Military Personnel.
*Marijuana Can Trigger Psychosis, But Also Has Therapeutic Promise,
Studies Say * <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/c7Aok1M1XXY7/>
THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, can trigger temporary
psychosis in some people, but another compound in the drug may ease
psychiatric symptoms among schizophrenics, researchers say.
*Drinkers Have Smaller Brains, Study Says*
People who consume 14 or more alcoholic drinks per week have brains that
are an average of 1.6 percent smaller than nondrinkers'.
*22 Percent of Pregnant Women in U.S. Smoke, Research Shows*
A new study from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
finds that more than one in five pregnant women in the U.S. smoke
cigarettes, and 10 percent are dependent on nicotine.
*Dementia Risk Rises with Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Researchers Say*
Elderly people exposed to secondhand smoke for 30 years or more were 30
percent more likely to develop dementia than older adults who were not
exposed to secondhand smoke, according to researchers at the University
of California at Berkeley.
More Research <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/d7Aok1M1XXY6/>
*Tobacco Industry Funding Tiff Leads to March Ban*
The American Heart Association has banned the Miss New Hampshire group
from marching in the annual Heart Walk in Manchester because the group
accepts money from the tobacco industry.
More Headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/d1Aok1M1XXYg/>
*HBO's Addiction Series*
What leads to relapse? Why is drug addiction a chronic, relapsing
disease? Experts explain that relapse is not the failure of treatment
but part of the disorder.
*Watch the film now.* <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/epAok1M1XXYt/>
CSAP's Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Network:
Winter 2006 Directory <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/B1Aok1M1XXYj/>
National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse
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Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
Vice President/Chapter Coordinator
METHADONE *IS* MEDICINE