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February 8, 2012
Multiple alcohol control policies have been enacted since the early 1980s to keep drunk drivers off the roads and to prevent more alcohol-related traffic fatalities. In this paper, we analyze nine traffic policies to...
February 8, 2012
The 2011 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey reported that alcohol use is at an historic low among 8th, 10th and 12th graders. This year, 46,773 students from 400 public and private schools participated in the MTF...
February 1, 2012
The first few weeks of college are a critical time in shaping students' drinking habits. Now Penn State researchers have a tailored approach that may help prevent students from becoming heavy drinkers. "Research shows...
February 1, 2012
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine alcohol screening for all adolescents. Problem-based substance use screens for adolescents exist, but have limitations. A consumption-based alcohol screen could...
January 27, 2012
When parents of middle school students participate in school-based, family interventions, it can reduce problem behavior, according to new research.
January 27, 2012
In conclusion, the available data point to the hypothesis that heavy cannabis use in adolescence could increase the risk of developing psychiatric disorders, especially in people who already have a vulnerability to...
January 26, 2012
Hosts of off-campus college parties drink more and engage in more alcohol-related problem behaviors than their guests, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hosts of on-campus parties tend to drink less than...
January 26, 2012
Three new studies show active-duty military personnel and veterans are prone to substance abuse, depression and suicide.One study of almost 600 veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan found 39 percent of veterans...
January 21, 2012
Objective: The role of substance abuse (SA) and depression on paternal parenting has recently gained attention in the research literature. Both SA and depression have been associated with negative parenting in fathers,...
January 21, 2012
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted in which the most common forms of maternal substance use during pregnancy (smoking, drinking or using cannabis) and maternal stress during pregnancy and her offspring's...

 

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