Category results for "Young Adults"

Alcohol Taxes Can Reduce Young People’s Drinking

Raising alcohol excise taxes can help deter young people from drinking, according to a leading expert on preventing drinking in youth.

Colorado and Washington Universities Don’t Expect Changes to Marijuana Policies

Officials at universities in Colorado and Washington state say they do not expect to change their marijuana policies, in light of voters’ approval of laws that legalize recreational marijuana in those two states.

Study Links Stress-Related Impulsivity in College Women and Alcohol Dependence

College women who act impulsively when they are in distress are at higher risk for alcohol dependence, a new study suggests.

Adult Smoking Rate Remained at 19 Percent Last Year

The smoking rate of American adults, which declined slightly between 2005 and 2011, held steady at 19 percent between 2010 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week.

Chugging Alcohol Before Going Out to Drink Leads to Trouble, Study Finds

College students who drink alcohol before going out to a bar, club or sporting event are more likely than their peers who don’t “pre-drink” to experience blackouts, hangovers, alcohol poisoning or absence from work or school, a new study finds.

FDA Investigates Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drinks and Five Deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that five people have died since 2009 after they consumed Monster energy drinks, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Teens, Young Adults Driving Prescription Drug Abuse Increase, Study Finds

Teenagers and young adults are abusing prescription painkillers at a rate 40 percent higher than what would be expected for their age group, a new study finds.

In-Person Counseling Better Than Computer-Based Alcohol Interventions, Study Finds

Face-to-face interventions are more effective than computer-delivered programs to curb college drinking, a new study finds.

Study: 240,000 in Washington State Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Past 25 Years

Over the past 25 years, an estimated 240,000 people in Washington state have been arrested for marijuana possession, according to a study by an advocacy group. The study was released as Washington voters are considering a measure on the November ballot to legalize and tax marijuana sales at state-sanctioned stores.

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.

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