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Pot Use Highest In Australia, New Zealand
2012-01-08 06:18:43

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rate of marijuana and amphetamine use in the world, according to a new study published last week in the medical journal The Lancet. According to Matt Seigel of the New York Times, the study, which was co-authored by University of New South Wales professor Louisa Degenhardt and University of Queensland professor Wayne Hall, claims that nearly 15% of the combined 15- to 64-year-old population had used some form of marijuana in 2009. Those...

2011-12-23 08:55:18

Study shows suicide prevention efforts should be key part of substance abuse treatment programs The dire physical and mental health effects of injecting methamphetamine are well known, but there's been little research about suicidal behavior and injecting meth. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia found that drug users who inject methamphetamine had an 80% greater risk of attempting suicide than drug...

2011-11-21 14:00:00

- Win $500 Worth of Red Ribbon Merchandise For Your School - (Deadline for Entries is December 1, 2011) Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 The National Family Partnership (NFP) announced its annual call-for-entries for the new theme of next yearâs Red Ribbon Week. âœThe winner will receive national acclaim and recognition,â said Peggy Sapp, NFPâs volunteer president. âœThe winning slogan and design...

High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use
2011-11-15 13:36:44

New research suggests that a high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use. Researchers studied data from 8,000 people in the 1970 British Cohort Study, which is a large ongoing population based study. The IQ scores of the participants were measured at the ages of 5 and 10 years by using a validated scale, and then the information that was gathered on self reported levels of psychological distress and drug use at the ages of 16 and 30. The team found that about a...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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