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Entries for May 2010

Everyone loves a Memorial Day weekend party, but a new study suggests that some kids are having more holiday 'fun' than they should.
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Success at inhibiting the flow of drugs from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas and other U.S. border towns may be fueling turf wars within the Mexican city.
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Early intervention, more treatment options, and integrating addiction treatment with mainstream medicine are among the focal point in a new Rhode Island report aimed at closing the gap between need for and availability of addiction services.
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A combination of poor growing conditions and government and military interdiction contributed to decreased opium production in Afghanistan this year.
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Wholesale marijuana prices in California have fallen from about $5,000 per pound in the Reagan era to less than $2,000 per pound today due in part to increased competition spurred by the state's medical-marijuana laws.
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In general, alcohol and other drug use is lower among Asians than most other ethnic groups in the U.S. But there are some strong differences in drinking and drug use among various Asian-American communities, a new report finds.
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon asked members of the U.S. Congress to ramp up action to reduce illegal drug use in the United States to help fight the war against narcotics traffickers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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A small research study indicates that teenagers may experience the release of the brain's pleasure-and-reward chemical dopamine more acutely than children or adults.
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors are forbidden from recommending medical marijuana for patients even in states that allow medical use of the drug.
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Current users of ecstasy -- those using about two tablets of the drug monthly -- had lower levels of serotonin transporter (SERT) in the cerebral cortex of their brains, according to Canadian researchers who successfully replicated a smaller study from Johns Hopkins University.
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