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Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

Illicit drug use in the United States has risen to its highest level in 8 years, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and health (NSDUH). Last year, 8.7 percent of Americans aged 12 and older -an estimated 21.8 million people- said they used illicit drugs in the month prior to the survey, which represents a 9 percent increase over the 2008 rate.

Urine alcohol concentration (UAC) considerations

After alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream of a given individual, it is distributed throughout all body fluids and tissues according to the water content of those fluids or tissues. At any given point in time the UAC will be considerably different from the BAC.

Many Patients Still Receive Lower Than Recommended Methadone Doses

Methadone is a synthetic agent that relieves symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opioids by occupying the same brain receptor as those drugs. This therapy has been shown to have many benefits, including reductions in illicit drug use, needle-associated diseases, and crime. The treatment can also help a person work and participate in other normal social interactions.

Marijuana Detection Time Shorter Than Previously Assumed

Columbia, MO: The length of time cannabis metabolites may be detected, on average, on a standard urine screen is typically no longer than ten days for chronic users and between 3-4 days for infrequent users, according to a literature review published in the current issue of the journal Drug Court Review.

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