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Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits. Turrisi claims...more



New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...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

Racial Disparity in Alcohol Types Consumed By Adolescent Girls
In a soon-to-be published January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, findings report that black and white girls have significantly "different risk" profiles. The study...more

A Better Understanding of Human Addiction and Substance Abuse
In a study published online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers University researchers found that the initial positive feelings of intoxication quickly fade and replaced by negative emotional responses...more

A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...more

Teen Energy Drink Use Associated with Substance Use
A study in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, documents teens who consume energy drinks are more likely to use...more

Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Recovery is Possible
When it comes to mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention is key to reducing such conditions, and individuals who have embraced recovery have felt its benefits. The Affordable Care...more

Regular Cocaine and Cannabis Use May Increase Impulsive Behavior
In a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, regular cannabis and cocaine drug use may trigger addictive behaviors. Under cannabis usage, subjects were slower, but made more...more

New Study Exposes Alcohol Consumption is a Continuing Public Health Disaster
A new study finds that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death and, which resulted in liver disease, the main culprit of these deaths. The study also finds that the risk...more






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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies
Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community...



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