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March 6, 2015
A large national survey finds 52 percent of Americans favor marijuana legalization. The General Social Survey, conducted every two years, is widely considered to be the gold standard for public opinion research,...
March 6, 2015
Teens are easily able to purchase e-cigarettes online because websites that sell the devices do not verify the age of purchasers, a new study concludes.
February 27, 2015
Many YouTube videos that show drunkenness portray excessive alcohol consumption in a positive light, a new study finds. The videos with the most “likes” were funny, Time reports.
February 27, 2015
People who use higher doses of narcotic painkillers to manage pain are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. The study included 355 patients who reported low back pain at an initial doctor’s visit, and...
February 27, 2015
The percentage of Americans who take painkillers stronger than morphine is on the rise, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These drugs include oxycodone, hydromorphone,...
February 27, 2015
Teens who drink supersized flavored alcoholic drinks known as “alcopops” are at greatly increased risk of injury, according to a new study.
February 20, 2015
Almost 60 percent of pregnant teens say they have used one or more substances in the past year, nearly double the rate of non-pregnant teens, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found.
February 20, 2015
A new study finds smokers who start taking smoking-cessation medication before they are ready to quit have greater success once they do want to stop.
February 20, 2015
Long-term use of methamphetamine is more damaging to teen brains than to adult brains, according to a new study. The drug does its greatest damage in the area of the brain involved in a person’s ability to organize,...
February 13, 2015
Fewer Americans are driving drunk, but a growing number are driving under the influence of marijuana and other illegal drugs, according to a new government report. Since 2007, the number of drivers testing positive for...

 

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