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Teens who feel their parents favor their siblings over them are more likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, a new study finds.

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The rate of drug and alcohol use among American teens continues to decline, a new government study indicates. Teens’ use of tobacco also dropped.

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A new study by the National Transportation Safety Board finds more pilots are using both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. The study looked at pilots who died in crashes. Most of them were private pilots.

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A new government report finds 9.4 percent of Americans ages 12 and older said they used illicit drugs in 2013. Almost 20 million said they used marijuana, according to HealthDay.

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The Global Commission on Drug Policy, largely composed of former world leaders, is calling on governments to decriminalize most illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine.

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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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