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October 14, 2013
The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports. Scientists in the United States and South Korea who tested the chemical say it appears...
September 21, 2013
Many of the factors that increase the risk for substance abuse, such as traumatic experiences, also increase the risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and substance abuse, like mental health problems, is linked...
September 20, 2013
Opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain almost doubled between 2000 and 2010, while prescriptions for non-opioid pain relievers remained relatively stable during that period, according to a new study. Researchers at the...
September 20, 2013
A new study finds a link between more experiences of discrimination and higher levels of drug use. “One of the interesting findings of this study is that discrimination is harmful to all groups of individuals, not...
September 18, 2013
Ambulance calls from casinos dropped significantly in Colorado after the state extended its smoke-free law to casino floors, a new study concludes. The study included 16,600 ambulance calls over 12 years in Gilpin...
September 17, 2013
Naloxone, a drug that blocks the effects of opioids including heroin and oxycodone, has stopped 2,000 overdoses in Massachusetts in the last six years, state officials announced. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a nasal...
September 16, 2013
The number of people suspected of being sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colorado has risen to 150, NPR reports. Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said they...
September 16, 2013
Children who develop language earlier may be at increased risk of alcohol problems later in life, a new study suggests. Finnish researchers studying twin pairs found children who spoke or read first were almost twice as...
September 16, 2013
Cigarette smoking may be particularly dangerous for obese people, a new animal study suggests. Researchers found cigarette smoke may affect metabolism, and could increase the risk of cancer in obese people more than in...
August 20, 2013
New research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) shows that Hispanic teens are using drugs at alarmingly higher levels when compared to teens from other ethnic groups. It confirms that substance...

 

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