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According to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), use of crystal methamphetamine by street youth is associated with increased risk of injecting drugs.
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
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
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
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) release a new report that reveals new findings how graphic photos on tobacco packets...more
A research conducted by University of Leicester digs into relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy conduct problems among children.
The study appears in the JAMA Network publication,...more
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
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.
Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.
The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more
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.