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2012-02-09 23:24:31

Despite the clichés surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances. Some 60% of Spaniards aged 13 to 18 say they do not take drugs and rarely drink alcohol — only in moderation — and at the same time, less than 10% admit to have taken some form of illegal drug. "Although it is important that society, the media, the experts involved and young...

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...


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