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‘Tweeners’ Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study

October 5, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “Tweeners” who think marijuana is acceptable may be more likely to drive drunk or ride with a drunk driver when they reach high school, a new study suggests.
The researchers followed nearly 1,200 U.S. middle school students from 2009 to 2013. The kids were assessed at […]

Former Problem Drinkers Find It Tricky to Navigate Social Settings: Study

September 25, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When former problem drinkers are socializing, they use a number of methods to let others know they don’t drink, a small new study finds.
Researchers interviewed 11 former problem drinkers who had been sober for between one and 19 years.
Many of the study participants said they tried to avoid […]

8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

September 25, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People in addiction-treatment programs are about two to three times more likely to smoke than other people, a new study finds.
Researchers reviewed 54 studies that included more than 37,000 people in 20 countries and found that 84 percent of those in treatment for drug and alcohol problems were […]

10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study

September 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds.
What’s worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregnant women admitted that they binge drink, consuming four or […]

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

September 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heavy drinking increases the risk for injury and alcohol-related cancers, a new study reports.
Strategies are needed to curb alcohol abuse, particularly in low-income countries, the Canadian researchers said in the study published Sept. 16 in The Lancet.
“Our data support the call to increase global awareness of the importance […]

Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Alcohol, Prescription Meds: Survey

September 10, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news from a new U.S. government report: The percentage of people ages 12 to 17 who smoke, drink or abuse certain drugs is falling.
The findings come from 2014 survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The annual government […]

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

September 3, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals.
One in seven prisoners has a psychotic illness or major depression, and around one in five enters prison with clinically significant substance-use disorders, the researchers said.
“As […]

Marijuana Now More Popular Than Cigarettes on Campus

September 1, 2015

On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

This Is the Only Thing That Actually Helps Hangovers

August 31, 2015

Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover.

Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults

August 11, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults.
Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to learn how people’s drinking habits changed between ages 18 […]


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