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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



TANF, UI Applicant Drug-Testing Is Ineffective and Costly
Recently, states of Kansas and Texas have conducted suspicion-based drug testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Unemployment Insurance applicants. However, evidence found...more

Teens in Child Welfare System at Higher Drug Abuse Rate
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. Findings...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

Strong State Alcohol Policy is a Protective Factor against Binge Drinking
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more

Most Mental Health Problems Among Teens Are Left Untreated
A new study by E. Jane Costello, a Duke University professor of psychology and epidemiology and associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, finds that more than half of teens...more

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...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

Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more

Cell and Animal Studies Could Enable Development of Effective Drugs for Addiction
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. The...more





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