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Children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs when they become adults, compared with children who score lower on intelligence tests, a new study indicates.


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Some pain experts say doctors not adequately educated about opioids are contributing to the problem of prescription drug abuse by overprescribing the drugs.


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Iowa’s system to track and prevent sales of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of methamphetamine, has prevented more than 21,000 illegal purchases, a new report states.


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Last week, voters in 105 cities and counties in Georgia voted to lift restrictions on Sunday alcohol sales, while 22 communities voted against changing the laws.


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The surplus of empty houses caused by the mortgage crisis has led to an increase in the number of homes in Las Vegas that have been turned into marijuana greenhouses, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver.


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A new government study finds almost 70 percent of American smokers want to quit, and more than half tried last year, but only 6 percent succeeded.


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Painkillers are more difficult to obtain in Britain compared with the United States, according to the Associated Press. Painkillers are more difficult to obtain in Britain compared with the United States, according to the Associated Press.


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Teenagers living in rural areas who regularly volunteer and help others are less likely than their peers, who don’t often engage in these activities, to drink or use drugs as young adults, a new study suggests.


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People hospitalized for methamphetamine or marijuana use are more likely than those being treated as inpatients for other substance use disorders to develop schizophrenia, according to a new study.


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