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October 11, 2012
Adults living in low-income neighborhoods are generally more likely to be non-drinkers, compared with people living in higher income areas—except for black and Hispanic men, a new study concludes. The study of almost 14...
October 9, 2012
More doctors are prescribing stimulants for students who are struggling in low-income schools, The New York Times reports. Many of these children, who do not have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receive...
October 9, 2012
Mothers with an authoritative parenting style can influence the friends of their teenagers, making it less likely they will get drunk, or smoke cigarettes or marijuana, suggests a new study. Friends of teens with strict...
October 9, 2012
A new study finds that enrollment in smoking cessation programs jumped 10-fold during one year in the Netherlands when the government paid for them. The study authors say their findings suggest that more people may sign...
October 2, 2012
The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 or older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a recent Vital Signs study. Nine out of 10 high school...
October 2, 2012
Substance use disorders are common five years after juveniles are released from detention, a new study finds. Males are two to three times more likely to use alcohol and drugs compared with females, HealthDay reports....
October 1, 2012
Study Shows 54 Percent Decrease in Teen Drinking and Driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from the 1991–2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys and found teens who drove when they...
September 23, 2012
The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental...
September 21, 2012
State prescription drug monitoring programs need to shift from a reactive approach to a proactive one, according to a new report by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University....
September 21, 2012
An increase in prescription drug overdoses among young whites, and higher rates of smoking among less educated white women, may be contributing to the decline in life expectancy for white Americans with lower levels of...

 

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