Friday, July 16, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Youth, Drugs and Suicide are Related in Emergency Visits


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new set of studies on the relationship between adolescents, drug abuse and suicide attempts resulting in emergency department (ED) visits. “Nearly `1 in 10 drug-related hospital emergency department visits made by adolescents involved suicide attempts.” With prescription drug abuse rising 400% (according to a White House study release ) people should be concerned about how children may be using drugs. Read Full Story...

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