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About one in four U.S. women who have had an abortion sometime in their lives reported having alcohol or other drug problems, compared to 7

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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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Researchers who looked at drug courts in 12 countries issued a ringing endorsement of their effects on crime and costs to society, saying the concept

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Smokers’ arteries age about twice as quickly as those of nonsmokers, becoming progressively stiffer and increasing the risk of stroke and heart attacks, according 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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Canada’s healthcare system needs to better integrate addiction and mental-health treatment, which typically are treated separately and, as a result, ineffectively, according to a new

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Children who have trouble sleeping may be at increased risk of alcohol and other drug problems when they reach young adulthood, according to researcher Marie

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Rats given unlimited access to high-fat foods exhibited addiction-like responses in their brains that could underlie compulsive eating and obesity, researchers say. A new animal

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People caught possessing marijuana in Philadelphia will soon face nothing more than a fine as the city — seeking to clear minor cases from court

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A discussion on the future of menthol cigarettes will begin at the first meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Tobacco Products Scientific

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