Tag Archives: drugs

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 28- Thursday, April 3, 2014. …

Study: People Whose Religious Beliefs Change at Greater Risk of Substance Use

People whose view of religion changes over time are at increased risk of using drugs, alcohol or tobacco, a new study suggests. …

Doctors Can Uncover Drug or Alcohol Use With Just One Question: Study

Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 3- Thursday, January 9, 2014. …

Drinking, Drug Use and Smoking Rates Higher in Those With Severe Mental Illness

People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds. …

Fewer Teens See Great Risk From Being Regular Marijuana Users: Survey

The percentage of teens who think there is a great risk from being a regular marijuana user has dropped, according to a new survey. The Monitoring the Future survey found 39.5 percent of 12th graders think regular marijuana use is harmful, down from 44.1 percent last year. …

Many PG-13 Movies Have Violent Characters Who Drink, Smoke and Have Sex

An analysis of almost 400 top-grossing movies from 1985 to 2010 shows about 90 percent included at least one moment of violence involving a main character. In 77 percent of those movies, the main character also smoked tobacco or drank alcohol or engaged in sexual behavior, HealthDay reports. …

17% of Unemployed Workers Have Substance Use Disorder: Survey

A government survey finds 17 percent of unemployed workers have a substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of full-time workers, CNNMoney reports. …

Teens Involved in Sports Drink More But Use Drugs Other Than Marijuana Less

Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of studies. …

Teen Boys Concerned with Body Image More Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol

Teenage boys concerned with their body image are at increased risk of using drugs and alcohol, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. …