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January 6, 2012
An estimated 200 million people worldwide use illegal drugs, according to a new study. The health consequences of this use are wide-ranging, researchers report this week in The Lancet. They include overdose, dependence...
January 6, 2012
Alcohol abuse disrupts core executive functions, including working memory (WM)-the ability to maintain and manipulate goal-relevant information. When executive functions like WM are weakened, drinking behavior gets out...
January 6, 2012
Alcohol misuse by young people is an important public health issue, and has led to the development of a range of prevention interventions. Evidence concerning the most effective approaches to intervention design and...
January 6, 2012
PURPOSE: To examine substance use and mental health disparities between sexual minority girls and heterosexual girls. METHODS: Data from the Pittsburgh Girls Study were analyzed. All girls were 17 years old. Girls were...
January 6, 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The prevalence of heavy drinking among college students and its associated health related consequences highlights an urgent need for alcohol prevention programs targeting 18 to 24 year olds....
January 6, 2012
The Good Behavior Game (GBG), a universal classroom behavior management method, was tested in first- and second-grade classrooms in Baltimore beginning in the 1985-1986 school year. Followup at ages 19-21 found...
January 4, 2012
Programs that target multiple areas of young people’s lives, including family, peers, community and school, may help prevent drug use and risky sexual behavior, according to a new study. Successful programs often last...
January 1, 2012
Abstract Women in the United States are increasingly affected by HIV/AIDS. The SAVA syndemic-synergistic epidemics of substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS-is highly prevalent among impoverished urban women and...
January 1, 2012
In this paper, I conduct a review of the economics literature examining the relationship between alcohol use and the macro economy comparing methods, measures and findings. Like illicit drug consumption, the...
December 21, 2011
VALLEJO, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A cost-benefit analysis of a program for U.S. women at risk of substance abuse during pregnancy could save $2 billion a year nationally, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com...

 

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