People who overcome a substance use disorder have less than half the risk of those who do not overcome it of developing a new addiction, according to researchers at Columbia University.
Daily marijuana use is at the highest rate among college students since 1981, according to the national Monitoring The Future study. Last year, 5.1 percent of college students used marijuana daily or almost daily (20 or more times in the prior 30 days), up from 3.5 percent in 2007.
A bill soon to be introduced in Kentucky would make it illegal to sell cough syrup containing dextromethorphan to anyone under 18. Several states, including New York and California, already have such laws in place.
Coca plants are now being cultivated in Mexico, which could represent a shift in the cocaine cultivation business in Latin America, The Toronto Star reports.
Teens who feel their parents favor their siblings over them are more likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, a new study finds.
Football players will be tested for human growth hormone under a new drug-testing plan agreed upon by the National Football League and the players union. The plan has been in the works for several years, The New York Times reports.
A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone.
A marijuana advocacy group is planning to launch an ad campaign in Colorado to counter the state’s marijuana education effort, ABC News reports.
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