Treating Substance Abuse

Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of Substance Abuse Services, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, Queens. A recent survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that while alcohol and crack cocaine use may be reduced, non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines remains a significant part of the huge teen drug problem. Synthetic marijuana is a new and major concern, and Ecstasy use is seeing resurgence among older teens.

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