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The amount of alcohol you consume seems to be directly related to the drinking habits of your social group, according to a new study.
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This is probably not the kind of commemoration the founders of National Alcohol Awareness Month had in mind: among the groups marking the annual April campaign is Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), which is encouraging college students to smoke marijuana rather than drinking alcohol.
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People caught possessing marijuana in Philadelphia will soon face nothing more than a fine as the city -- seeking to clear minor cases from court dockets -- makes the offense even less than a misdemeanor.
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About 71,000 people were admitted to U.S. hospitals for prescription-drug overdoses in 2006, up from approximately 43,000 in 1999, according to a new report.
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A new slow-release version of the powerful opiate painkiller OxyContin has been approved by the FDA.
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Past research shows that the adult brain can produce new neurons, and a new animal study shows how manipulating neuron production could provide the basis for addiction treatment.
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Nine of the 10 leading causes of death in Alaska -- all but Alzheimer's disease -- include alcohol, tobacco or other drug addiction as an underlying cause.
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Less than half of U.S. addiction-treatment programs screen for infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, despite the fact that people with addictions have higher rates of all these diseases than the general public.
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Cause for Concern: National Study Shows Reversal in Decade-Long Declines in Teen Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, a new national study released this month by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation points to marked upswings in use of drugs that teens are [...]
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Baggies of heroin have been stamped with “Twilight,” the title of the first popular vampire book and movie series, along with a cartoonish photo of its lead star Robert Pattinson (who plays Edward) to seduce young fans, reports amNew York, citing the surfacing of the bags in Hempstead, Long Island. This action reflects the [...]
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