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April 5, 2013
Three-quarters of people who use e-cigarettes say their motivation was to replace cigarettes, a new survey finds. People using e-cigarettes believe they are safer than regular cigarettes, according to Reuters. The...
April 4, 2013
Having a parent deployed in the military may increase the risk of substance abuse in teens and preteens, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Iowa evaluated data from 2010, when 1.2 million American...
March 19, 2013
An increasing number of teens and adults in southern California are using heroin, according to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials. “Heroin use has become a particular concern for the DEA because we’re...
March 15, 2013
A new study calculates binge drinking cost Wisconsin $6.8 billion last year. Easy availability of alcohol, combined with low alcohol taxes, has contributed to high rates of alcohol use in the state, NPR reports. One-...
March 13, 2013
Military researchers are studying ways to reduce substance abuse among service members, their families and veterans, a Defense Department official said this week. “We’re doing a great job with those physical wounds,”...
March 12, 2013
A new study finds people with mental illness who also have a substance use disorder are nine times more likely than the general population to be murdered. Overall, people with mental illness were almost five times as...
February 28, 2013
Two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize medical marijuana are being debated in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Supporters of each amendment are trying to gather 385,245 signatures of registered...
February 27, 2013
A new study links substance abuse, early exposure to violence and chaotic family life, to teenage violence in one Denver neighborhood. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is part of a...
February 25, 2013
A new study finds 8 percent of men and 3 percent of women are heavy drinkers, according to government guidelines. On any given day, 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women drink more alcohol than advised by federal...
February 15, 2013
Teens who are old enough to be in 12th grade, but have dropped out of school, have higher substance abuse rates than their peers who are enrolled in school, according to a new government report. Dropouts ages 16 to 18...

 

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