Substance Abuse News
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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.
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.
The Scripps Research Institute's team of scientists has explored a combination of cell and animal studies that enable the development of effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects.
In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular...more
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more
To meet the needs of southwestern North Dakota and to maintain its service standards, the Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson has increased its need for substance abuse counseling.
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness.
The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more
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 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a project that shows two in five young people receiving youth mental health services are experiencing concurrent mental health and substance use...more
According to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, teens in child welfare system are at higher risk of marijuana, inhalants and other drug use.