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More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from prison, after the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce terms for low-level drug traffickers who are already incarcerated. The vote was unanimous, NPR reports.

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Colleges are increasing the number of disciplinary actions against students for alcohol and drug offenses, according to The New York Times. The change reflects an increase in enforcement, not a rise in the number of offenses, experts say.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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