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January 21, 2014
A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General warns smoking is a causal factor in 10 diseases and conditions that were not previously definitively linked to cigarettes, including diabetes, arthritis, colorectal cancer and...
January 21, 2014
Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)...
January 14, 2014
Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds. Asking patients how many times in the past year they consumed five or more drinks in a day...
January 14, 2014
A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence. Researchers at the University of Michigan Injury Center found misusing prescription sedatives and opioids was more...
January 8, 2014
Only one in six American adults say their doctor or other health professional has ever asked them about their alcohol use, according to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among women...
January 8, 2014
Eight million Americans have been saved from dying prematurely of smoking-related causes in the 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued 50 years ago, according to a new report...
January 8, 2014
People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds. UPI reports the study included almost 20,000 people, about 9,...
December 18, 2013
~The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds 2013 Monitoring the Future Study~ New York, NY, December 18, 2013 – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse...
November 22, 2013
Efforts to educate members of the U.S. military about the dangers of synthetic drugs, coupled with improved drug testing, are starting to have an effect, the Navy Times reports. The Navy and Marine Corps report a drop...
November 22, 2013
A new health campaign in Los Angeles aims to reduce smoking among gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Smoking rates are 50 percent higher in this community, compared with heterosexuals. The Los Angeles Times reports gay,...

 

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