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January 13, 2012
  Underage Drinking Costs State Billions: StudyNBC San DiegoBy Joseph MD Young The study, conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, reports that in 2010 $6.8 billion went toward problems...
January 12, 2012
Oxycodone prescriptions jumped 82 percent in New York State from 2007 to 2010, The New York Times reports. The state’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who issued the findings, said they demonstrate the need for...
January 11, 2012
Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a new study.
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...

 

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