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Need for Substance Abuse Counseling Increases in Dickinson
The Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson increased its need for substance abuse counseling to cater to the area's growing population. The Center, to meet the needs of the residents in...more



Use of QUITPLAN Services Increases Post-Tobacco Tax Hike
The use of QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking counseling service launched by ClearWay Minnesota (SM), has seen user volumes jump following $1.60 increase on cigarettes. Many Minnesotans...more

Dating in Middle School Points to Higher Rates of Dropouts and Drug Use
A new study from the University of Georgia shows that middle school students who are into dating are more prone to dropping out and experimenting with alcohol and illegal substances. The results...more

Research Experts Find Strong Link between Bullying and Suicide among Youth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) address the issue that links bullying and depression, matched with media coverage of bullying-related suicide among youth. The Center's expert...more

L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more

Molecular Process Discovery Could Provide Treatment for Cocaine Dependents
Michigan State University (MSU) scientists recently discovered a molecular pathway in the brain prompted by cocaine dependency that could supply a target for treatments to prevent or repeal addiction...more

Medication, Therapy Lead to Longer Alcohol Abstinence
According to a paper published in the issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, patients that undergo medication and additional psychotherapy benefit from a reduced or delayed relapse to...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more




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