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.
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.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 28- Thursday, April 3, 2014.
People whose view of religion changes over time are at increased risk of using drugs, alcohol or tobacco, a new study suggests.
Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 3- Thursday, January 9, 2014.
People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds.
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.
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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