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January 5, 2015
The heaviest drinking and steepest trajectory of increasing alcohol problems are typically observed during the mid-teens to mid-20s. One common and adverse consequence is the alcohol-related blackout (ARB), which is...
December 23, 2014
States that have a greater number of random traffic stops and a higher number of DUI arrests have a lower rate of drunk driving, a new study concludes. The study looked at almost 6,900 weekend nighttime drivers in 30...
December 23, 2014
Among teens who drink, 90 percent have blacked out after drinking at least once by the time they reached age 19, according to a new study of British adolescents. Teens who black out after drinking are more likely to be...
December 23, 2014
A survey of college students finds the most common reason for experimenting with synthetic marijuana is curiosity, HealthDay reports. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati surveyed more than 330 undergraduate and...
December 23, 2014
Many college students participating in Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) for drug and alcohol addictions also report being in recovery from or currently engaging in multiple behavioral addictions, a new survey finds....
December 23, 2014
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows a continued decline in the misuse of prescription drugs and cough/...
December 16, 2014
One-fifth of parents with children under age 18 have blacked out after drinking too much at a party, according to a new survey. One-third of adults who drink at parties admit to driving after consuming too much alcohol...
December 16, 2014
Cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study by researchers at the American Cancer Society. The estimate does not include deaths from secondhand smoke. The...
December 16, 2014
Despite predictions that healthcare reform would greatly increase the number of people seeking drug and alcohol treatment, a new study conducted in Oregon suggests so far, no big changes are occurring in that state.
December 16, 2014
Young adults who do not attend college are more likely than their peers who are enrolled in school to abuse prescription painkillers, according to new research. The findings come from an analysis of data from almost 37,...

 

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