Attention in recent efforts to prevent teen substance abuse has focused on “co-morbidities,” or the presence of two disorders in the same person at the same time, with implication that interactions between the disorders can intensify the effects of both. Interaction between substance abuse disorder and co-morbid disorders like anxiety, impulsiveness and depression is explored in this New York Times article on how an antidrug program seeks to fight addiction through testing for co-morbidities. – The Editor
Addiction comes in many forms, triggered by many sources, and it can be both hard to spot and hard to overcome. The site RehabAid features an interactive addiction statistics map and links to lists of suggested rehab facilities searchable by area (New York CIty included). Also worth perusing is a dropdown list (view under ADDICTION ) featuring descriptive detail on a broad range of addictive substances.