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Schoolies fun not about binge drinking

An up-and-coming generation of school-leavers is increasingly aware of the potential dangers of binge-drinking at events like Schoolies. ...

Quitting cigarettes tougher for heavy-drinking smokers, but phone counseling can help

By Vicky Agnew - Smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at ...

Most people who drink excessively are not alcohol dependent

Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ... Full story

Caffeine Counters Cocaine's Effects on Women's Estrus Cycles

New Rochelle, NY —Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

UTHealth smoking study: Financial incentives double quit rates

Researchers reveal findings from study of socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers ... Full story

Teens living close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke

Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests. ... Full story

Western researchers use motivational coaching to help young adults quit smoking

A new study from Western University has produced remarkable results in the battle against butting out. The research team from Western's Faculty of Health Sciences used motivational interviewing with young adults (19-25) attempting to quit smoking and found that more than one in every four participants were smoke-free at the one-year, post-intervention, follow-up interview. ... Full story

Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Genetic Markers for Alcoholism Recovery

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In an international study, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug acamprosate. ... Full story

TSRI Study Shows How Exercise Could Reduce Relapse During Meth Withdrawal

The Findings Suggest Guidelines for Clinical Study and a New Direction for Drug Development ... Full story

NYU Researcher Finds Majority of High School Seniors in Favor of More Liberal Marijuana Policies

When compared with white students, those who identified as black or Hispanic were more likely to support more liberal marijuana policies. ... Full story

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