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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



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

How Philadelphia Is Breaking Mental Illness Barriers
The city of Philadelphia is breaking down years of mental illness stigma by spreading awareness and offering support in a simple, inspiring way: by promising to listen. The city has introduced its...more

Those Who Binge Drink Shows Increased Mortality Risk among Older Drinkers
Results of a new study to be published in the May 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research finds that those who binge drink, even in moderate consumption, show...more

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

The Link Between Depression and Poor Parenting
Researchers at the University of Exeter found that depression is likely to cause difficulties with parenting. The new article, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggests that...more

Youth Mental Health Study Further Improved Access to Youth Services
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

NC DHHS Announces Details of Statewide Telepsychiatry Plan
North Carolina's Department of Health and and Human Services announces the details of a statewide telepsychiatry plan. The plan, which will commence operations in January 2014, will further the...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

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





Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.




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