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August 1, 2012
Several recent studies are shedding light on why athletes may be more prone than the general population to substance abuse, eating disorders and suicide. The findings may have implications for athletes retiring after...
July 25, 2012
A new rodent study suggests that a key ingredient in “bath salts” called mephedrone has effects on the brain’s reward circuits that are comparable to similar doses of cocaine. The study offers evidence that mephedrone...
July 25, 2012
Central nervous system abnormalities are common among children whose mothers drink large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy, a small new study finds. Most children exposed to large amounts of alcohol while in the...
July 23, 2012
Adults 65 and older who binge drink at least twice a month are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer cognitive and memory declines, compared with seniors who don’t binge drink, according to research presented at...
July 23, 2012
Almost 8 percent of pregnant women report alcohol use, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study analyzed data from almost 14,000 pregnant women and more than 330,000 non-...
July 16, 2012
Adults over age 50 often ignore prescription drug labels that highlight key safety information, a new study suggests. The researchers say the labels should be redesigned and placed in a more prominent place to prevent...
July 12, 2012
Women who suffered physical or emotional abuse in their youth are more likely to smoke than women who did not suffer such adverse childhood experiences, a new study suggests. The researchers say treatment and strategies...
July 9, 2012
We  launched a brand new resource at “HablaConTusHijos,” our bilingual (Spanish/English) web resource for Hispanic families that provides science-based tools and expert guidance to help parents prevent and get help...
July 5, 2012
We pursue two primary goals in this article: (1) to test a methodology and develop a dataset on U.S. local-level alcohol policy ordinances, and (2) to evaluate the presence, comprehensiveness, and stringency of eight...
July 3, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today released two reports regarding substance abuse. The first indicates that youths between the ages of 12 and 17 are far more likely to start...

 

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