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Some Groups in Low-Income Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Problem Drinking

Adults living in low-income neighborhoods are generally more likely to be non-drinkers, compared with people living in higher income areas—except for black and Hispanic men, a new study concludes.

Authoritative Mothers Influence Behavior of Teenagers’ Friends

Mothers with an authoritative parenting style can influence the friends of their teenagers, making it less likely they will get drunk, or smoke cigarettes or marijuana, suggests a new study.

Paying for Smoking Cessation Programs Boosts Enrollment

A new study finds that enrollment in smoking cessation programs jumped 10-fold in the Netherlands during one year when the government paid for them.

Smoking in Adolescence Could Lead to Earlier Death

A new study links smoking in adolescence with an increased risk of early death due to smoking-related cancer or heart disease. Teen smokers have a higher risk of early death even if they stop smoking by middle age.

Nurses Can Help Reduce Substance Abuse in Homeless Youth, Study Finds

Nurses can significantly reduce substance abuse in homeless youth, a new study finds.

Heavy Smoking and Drinking May Hasten Onset of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study links heavy smoking and drinking with an earlier onset of pancreatic cancer. While the disease is generally diagnosed at an average age of 72, heavy smokers with pancreatic cancer were diagnosed at age 62, and heavy drinkers at age 61, the study found.

Drug and Alcohol Use Common Years After Juveniles Released From Detention

Substance use disorders are common five years after juveniles are released from detention, a new study finds. Males are two to three times more likely to use alcohol and drugs compared with females, HealthDay reports.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Raise Heart Disorder Risk

Moderate drinking may increase the risk of the heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation in older people with heart disease or diabetes, a new study suggests.

Commentary: Defining The Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described the country’s sharp rise in overdoses over the last decade from prescription painkillers, or opioids, as an epidemic. But it can be easy to lose sight of what “epidemic” truly means.

Treating Alcoholism Reduces Financial Burden on Families, Study Finds

Treating alcoholism saves families money, largely by cutting down on expenses related to alcohol and cigarettes, a new study finds.

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