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Alcohol consumption prompts the brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, but genes may influence the degree to which the brain responds to drinking and

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The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has recommended that doctors screen all of their young patients for alcohol use starting in middle school, the Wausau

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Ronald J. Hunsicker, the longtime president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), has been fired by the group’s board of

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has plagued many U.S. veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars, but for British troops alcohol abuse seems to be the

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New York cops are nine times more likely to stop and search blacks and Latinos than whites, often citing nebulous “furtive movements” to justify pat-downs,

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President Obama said he is “committed to restoring balance in our efforts to combat the drug problems that plague our communities” in unveiling his 2010 National Drug Control Strategy.

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Veterinarians, anti-smoking groups, and animal advocacy organizations are teaming up to get people to stop smoking for the sake of their pets, USA Today reported

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A measure signed into law in Oklahoma would allow restaurant owners to recoup up to half of the cost of building special ventilated smoking rooms,

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Children born to mothers who drank while pregnant were 56 percent more likely to develop a rare form of leukemia called AML, according to French

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Former first lady Laura Bush never challenged husband George W. Bush to choose between “Jim Beam or me,” but her new book does offer new

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