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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. White House Warns of Pot-Depression Link

    May 9, 2008 -- White House officials issued a report Friday citing growing evidence of a connection between marijuana use and depression in teens. The White House reports that 25% of adolescents who have been depressed at some point in the past year have used marijuana, compared with 12% of non-depr

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  4. Withdrawal Symptoms From Smoking Pot?

    May 8, 2008 (Washington) -- Heavy pot users who quit cold turkey may find themselves lighting up again to quell withdrawal symptoms, researchers say. In a study of nearly 500 marijuana smokers who tried to kick the habit, about one-third resumed use to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms such as ir

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  5. More Women Drinking More

    May 6, 2008 -- Hard-fought gains in women's rights come with an unwanted gain: rising rates of alcoholism in women born after 1953. Women's pay rates haven't yet caught up with men's -- and neither have their alcoholism rates. But in the alcohol category, women are gaining fast, find Richard A. Gruc

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  6. Teens’ Drinking Habits Tough to Swallow

    March 24, 2008 -- Federal data released Monday suggest that millions of American teens are drinking frequently and heavily. The report concludes that about 11 million adolescents and young adults between ages 12 and 20 are "current drinkers," having consumed alcohol within the past month, according

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  7. Fighting Alcoholism With Medications

    There is no magic pill or one-size-fits-all treatment that can banish an alcoholic's need or desire to drink. But a handful of FDA-approved medications, when used in combination with psychological and social interventions such as 12-step programs, can help a significant number of alcohol-dependent p

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  8. Drugs, Alcohol, Despair: State Rankings

    March 6, 2008 -- A new government report shows how states rank in terms of substance use and mental health. The report covers a wide swath of topics, including underage drinking, cigarette use, illicit drug use, and depression. The bottom line: "Every state and region must confront these issues," Te

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  9. Pot, Tobacco Withdrawal Equally Rough

    Jan. 30, 2008 -- Marijuana withdrawal symptoms are similar to tobacco withdrawal symptoms, new research shows. Both types of withdrawal can prompt anxiety, irritability, restlessness, sleep problems, strange dreams, and other symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins University's Ryan Vandrey, PhD, and c

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  10. How I Learned to Stop Hating My Mother

    By Gretchen Voss "What about me?" I spat at my mother as she sat frail and broken in a wheelchair, her legs too wasted to carry her emaciated body. It was Christmas of 1999, and my father, two brothers, and I were at a family-counseling session during my mother's second — though not her last — stint

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