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Youth Involved in AA-Related Helping Less Likely to Test Positive for Alcohol and Drugs

Youth who become active in Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping while they are in treatment are less likely to test positive for alcohol and drugs during treatment, a new study finds. …

Mapping Location of Alcohol Outlets, Drug Activity and Crime Could Aid Prevention

Mapping the location of alcohol outlets, drug activity and violent crimes could help police prevent violence, a new study suggests. …

Military Deployment Increases Risk of Substance Abuse in Young Family Members

Having a parent or sibling who has been deployed in the military increases the risk of drug and alcohol use among middle and high school students, a new study finds. …

Drug Use Among Ohio Inmates Reaches Highest Rate in More Than a Decade

Drug use among Ohio inmates is the highest it has been in more than a decade, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Most of the inmates who tested positive for drugs in 2012 used marijuana. …

Children and Teens Who Overeat More Likely to Start Using Marijuana

A new study finds children and teens who overeat are more likely to start using marijuana and other drugs, compared with their peers who don’t eat too much. …

Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol Linked to Stroke Early in Life

Drug abuse or heavy drinking can cause long-term changes in the heart, arteries or blood that increase the risk of stroke in young adults, a new study finds. …

FDA Warns Consumers About Fraudulent Internet Pharmacies

The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign to warn consumers to avoid buying medicine from fraudulent online pharmacies. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy estimates that less than 3 percent of online pharmacies meet state and federal laws. …

Substance Abuse Among Military is Public Health Crisis, Report Says

Substance abuse among members of the U.S. military and their families has become a public health crisis, according to a new report. The Defense Department’s approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse are outdated, the report states. …

Government Unveils Campaign to Prevent Suicide

The federal government is introducing a national campaign to prevent suicide, CNN reports. The Surgeon General notes that individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders are at increased risk for suicidal behaviors. …

More Than Half of Fatal Car Crashes Involve Alcohol or Drugs

A new study shows 57 percent of fatal car crashes involve a driver who tested positive for alcohol or drugs. Alcohol was the most common substance detected, followed by marijuana and stimulants, Reuters reports. …