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  1. Underage, Drunken Fans Buy Stadium Alcohol

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- Underage or drunken fans are often able to buy alcohol at sports stadiums, especially if it's purchased from a vendor in the stands, according to a study. The study, by University of Minnesota researchers, shows that underage fans are able to purchase a drink 18% of the time and int

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  2. Study: Americans Drinking Less Alcohol

    Aug. 6, 2008 -- Americans may be drinking less alcohol, on average, than in the past -- and they're cutting back on beer and sipping more wine as they get older. That finding comes from 50 years of drinking data reported by 8,600 white adults in Framingham, Mass., the home of a long-term health stud

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  3. Drug-Test Cheats Try New Tricks on Labs

    July 28, 2008 -- Vinegar. Lemon juice. Drain-cleaning products. At least one of these items is probably in your kitchen. And any of them can be used to beat a drug test. For about 20 years, people have been using a long list of very ordinary household items to confuse prospective employers and drug

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  4. Loud Bar Music Makes You Drink More

    July 18, 2008 -- Loud music may be just the sound track to drown your sorrows by. It's probably no secret to bar owners, but a French study shows that turning up the volume on the music can speed up the drinking at the bar. Researchers found loud music correlated with increased alcohol consumption a

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  5. Narcotics Sold Online, No Rx Needed

    July 9, 2008 -- Scores of web sites do not require a prescription to buy narcotics, stimulants, and other controlled substances -- and none of those sites has controls to prevent children from making such purchases, a study shows. A report released today by the National Center on Addiction and Subst

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  6. U.S. Leads the World in Illegal Drug Use

    June 30, 2008 -- Despite tough anti-drug laws, a new survey shows the U.S. has the highest level of illegal drug use in the world. The World Health Organization's survey of legal and illegal drug use in 17 countries, including the Netherlands and other countries with less stringent drug laws, shows

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  7. Adults Supplying Alcohol to Underage Drinkers

    June 26, 2008 -- Millions of underage drinkers are getting their alcohol for free from adults, many of whom are their parents, according to a federal study released Thursday. The study shows that about 40% of the estimated 11 million regular drinkers under age 21 got their alcohol for free from some

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  8. Pot Potency at Record High

    June 12, 2008 -- Marijuana potency reached a record high in 2007, making it more dangerous, government officials report. University of Mississippi researchers tracked the potency of nearly 62,800 marijuana samples seized in the U.S. by government officials since 1975. They found that in 2007, seized

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  9. Do Celebrity Rehabs Work?

    Amy Winehouse may diss addiction recovery centers (she sings “no, no, no!” in her hit song “Rehab,” after all). But the beehive-tressed crooner did check in to one just two weeks before the tune helped her win four Grammys this past February. She surely saw other VIPs there. Boldfacers have been sli

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  10. Risky Ritual: 21 Drinks at Age 21

    May 20, 2008 -- How did you celebrate turning age 21? A study shows that most students at one Midwestern university drank, with some celebrating with a risky ritual of consuming 21 drinks. Researchers at the University of Missouri found that when they asked 2,518 students at an unnamed university in

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