Some Connecticut universities and colleges are considering easing their marijuana policies in light of a new state decriminalization law.
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Researchers are asking the federal government for approval to study the effects of marijuana on veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder who have not responded to other treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning menthol cigarettes following a recent report, from its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, that the cigarettes are extremely popular among African Americans, the poor and young.
Girls appear to be especially vulnerable to the effects of binge drinking on the brain, a new study suggests.
Dr. Carol Boyd, nationally recognized scholar on prescription drug abuse and adolescents, speaks with Join Together about why prescription drug abuse has become such a major problem among teens, why it is different from other adolescent substance abuse issues, and what parents and others can do to help prevent it.
Using the club drug ketamine three times a week for two years can impair bladder function, Hong Kong researchers report.
The California Assembly this week voted to ban the production and sale of beer with added caffeine.
Some college students continue to drink heavily even when they experience harmful effects such as hangovers, fights and unwanted sexual situations, because they perceive the benefits of drinking to outweigh the negative, a new study suggests.
A new study suggests that the more alcohol-related memory blackouts a college student has, the greater the risk he or she has of future accidental injuries related to drinking.
The Oregon House passed a bill banning new hookah lounges this week. The measure now awaits Governor John Kitzhaber’s signature.