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January 28, 2014
A program that provides college freshmen with personalized feedback on their drinking patterns can be effective in reducing their drinking, a new study suggests. Researchers from Brown University reviewed studies of 62...
January 23, 2014
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is releasing new resources to help parents, health care providers and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens who are struggling with drug abuse. The resources also...
January 22, 2014
Drivers with blood alcohol levels well under the legal limit are more likely to be at fault for accidents, compared with the non-drinking drivers they hit, according to a new study. The researchers from the University...
January 21, 2014
A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General warns smoking is a causal factor in 10 diseases and conditions that were not previously definitively linked to cigarettes, including diabetes, arthritis, colorectal cancer and...
January 21, 2014
Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)...
January 14, 2014
Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds. Asking patients how many times in the past year they consumed five or more drinks in a day...
January 14, 2014
A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence. Researchers at the University of Michigan Injury Center found misusing prescription sedatives and opioids was more...
January 8, 2014
Only one in six American adults say their doctor or other health professional has ever asked them about their alcohol use, according to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among women...
January 8, 2014
Eight million Americans have been saved from dying prematurely of smoking-related causes in the 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued 50 years ago, according to a new report...
January 8, 2014
People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds. UPI reports the study included almost 20,000 people, about 9,...

 

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