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Know any creative individuals over 18 who would be interested in participating in a video contest to promote alcohol and drug abuse prevention and positive mental health?

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We know alcoholism runs in families — children with alcoholic parents have quadruple the risk of developing a drinking problem later in life than those without — but is the link genetic or the result of other influences?

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A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that drinking problems in teens is not “just a phase,” but strongly predicts they

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In a move that surprised officials in multiple states, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited “pill mill” database designed to combat prescription drug

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Nearly 140 people a day were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City in 2010, according to The Drug Policy Alliance, which got its figures from the N.Y. Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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A new study suggests marijuana may accelerate the onset of psychotic disorders in some young users, Reuters reported Feb. 7. Matthew Large and colleagues at

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A new research study from Boston University suggests that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may be more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine patches or gum,

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An Illinois commission issued a report concluding that people of color facing low-level drug charges receive harsher and more frequent penalties than whites facing the

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As part of an ongoing lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Justice wants tobacco companies to issue public statements written by the department about the dangers

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Although national spending on mental health and substance abuse grew between 1986-2005, it accounts for a shrinking part of the part of the pie, according

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