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Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use

ANN ARBOR—American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest ...

Smokefree researchers call for stronger regulation of roll-your-own tobacco

Smokefree researchers at the University of Otago are calling on policy makers to develop stronger regulation of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco. ...

More difficult to achieve controlled drinking than to give up alcohol entirely

People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish to learn to drink in moderation are not as successful, even when they are treated by a care provider who works with controlled consumption. These are the results of a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Full story

E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015

E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research by UCL which was published in the British Medical Journal. ... Full story

Marijuana use remains on the rise among US college students, but narcotic drug use declines

ANN ARBOR—College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study. ... Full story

Supervised Drinking: Is It Really a Good Idea?

For parents of teens and young adults, underage drinking is a very real concern. From the threat of driving under the influence to risks associated ... Full story

IU Researches: Taste Of Alcohol Linked To Brain Addiction Markers

The project is the first to use two types of advanced brain imaging techniques to strengthen evidence that reward receptors in the brain are tied to addiction. ... Full story

Hyperbaric chamber eases drug withdrawal symptoms

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that treatments of pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber can relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. ... Full story

Potential new treatment for cocaine addiction

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has discovered a promising new drug treatment for cocaine addiction. ... Full story

Researchers Identify Neural Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use

Combined with demographic data, machine learning approach using neuroimaging might be used to help prevent underage drinking ... Full story

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