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Young Beer Drinkers More Likely to Binge
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...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

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

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

Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers
In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are...more

Pregnancy Smoking Linked with Conduct Problems in Children
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

Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...more

NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
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

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





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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