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Self-reported binge drinkers performed worse on cognitive tests compared to non-bingers, even when they were sober, the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 11. Researchers at

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Acclaimed addiction researcher A. Thomas McLellan has been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the deputy director of the White House Office

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Researchers who compared the effects of marijuana smoke to tobacco smoke concluded that smoking marijuana did as much cellular and genetic damage as smoking cigarettes, although

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Looking to convince policymakers that they should fund your prevention program? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has just released a new

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Two young residents of Boulder, Colo., recently died after drinking tea made from the pods of opium poppies, the source plant for heroin and other

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Nearly half of U.S. adults — 49 percent — say that they would not be able to afford alcohol or drug treatment if they or

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A new U.S. study of pregnant women in the Ukraine will seek to determine if the prenatal nutrient choline could help protect the fetus from

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President Felipe Calderon is expected to approve legislation passed by the Mexican Congress that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine,

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A California state board called marijuana smoke a health hazard and has added it to the state’s list of environmental hazards, placing the drug alongside

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The Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now (ACTION) Campaign has successfully met its goal to enroll 1000 substance abuse treatment providers, announced Campaign Director Kim

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