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May 17, 2013
Eighty-one percent of American adults have smoke-free rules in their homes, and 74 percent ban smoking in their cars, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HealthDay reports...
May 9, 2013
Older teens and young adults with mental health issues who participate in community-based treatment programs report lower levels of substance use disorders, a new government report finds. The Substance Abuse and Mental...
April 25, 2013
A new survey of teens finds 23 percent admit they have driven under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana. Almost 20 percent of teens who drink and drive say alcohol improves their driving, while 34...
April 23, 2013
Hookah smoking may be as harmful as cigarettes, but in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied 13 volunteers who had experience with hookah, or water...
April 22, 2013
Teens who take the “cinnamon challenge,” swallowing a tablespoon of the spice in 60 seconds without drinking any liquid, can end up with lung damage, according to a new report. The cinnamon challenge became popular last...
April 5, 2013
Three-quarters of people who use e-cigarettes say their motivation was to replace cigarettes, a new survey finds. People using e-cigarettes believe they are safer than regular cigarettes, according to Reuters. The...
April 4, 2013
Having a parent deployed in the military may increase the risk of substance abuse in teens and preteens, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Iowa evaluated data from 2010, when 1.2 million American...
March 19, 2013
An increasing number of teens and adults in southern California are using heroin, according to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials. “Heroin use has become a particular concern for the DEA because we’re...
March 15, 2013
A new study calculates binge drinking cost Wisconsin $6.8 billion last year. Easy availability of alcohol, combined with low alcohol taxes, has contributed to high rates of alcohol use in the state, NPR reports. One-...
March 13, 2013
Military researchers are studying ways to reduce substance abuse among service members, their families and veterans, a Defense Department official said this week. “We’re doing a great job with those physical wounds,”...

 

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