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Opiate addiction-treatment admissions have risen from 16 percent to 20 percent of all admissions in the last decade, and marijuana admissions have also ticked upwards

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Researchers who surveyed residents of Montreal, Canada, found that 23 percent reported smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, within the past year, Reuters reported May

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited smoking at all state parks and beaches, saying the measure represented unwarranted government

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Drinking is a high-risk activity for people with diabetes, but a new study finds that moderate alcohol use could help protect some against getting the

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The latest research will do nothing to diminish the Irish reputation for heavy drinking: a survey from the European Commission (PDF) finds that Ireland has

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U.S. officials had hoped that charging Mexican drug traffickers under tough U.S. drug laws would have a deterrent effect, but so far the cartels don’t

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A bill requiring group health insurance policies to cover addictions and mental disorders on par with other illnesses has been signed into law by Wisconsin Gov.

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Giving to charities by foundations saw its single biggest year-over-year decline in 2009, plunging a record 8.4 percent, the Foundation Center reported April 16. Giving

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A group of public health researchers is urging health authorities to examine whether certain new smokeless tobacco products should be regulated further in order to

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A research team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is targeting the brain’s opiate receptor system in trying to answer the age-old question

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