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  1. Pop Stars More Likely to Die Young

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- "Live fast and die young" tends to be all too true for many rock stars and pop stars, according to a new British study. The study shows that, starting three years after becoming famous, rock stars and pop stars are almost twice as likely as the general public to die prematurely. Dru

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  2. Are Smoking Pot and Psychosis Linked?

    July 26, 2007 -- Smoking cannabis, or marijuana, as a youth could boost the risk of developing a psychotic illness later in life by about 40%, according to a new analysis of published studies conducted by British researchers. The more than 40% increase in risk applies to those who have ever used the

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  3. Liquor Top Choice Among Teen Drinkers

    July 26, 2007 -- Teen drinkers usually drink liquor, according to a CDC study of alcohol use by teens in four states. The CDC reviewed teen drinking statistics from a 2005 survey of some 13,500 teens in grades 9-12 in Arkansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. At school, the teens completed survey

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  4. 14 Million Workers Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

    July 17, 2007 -- The ranks of America's full-time workforce include at least 14 million workers who abuse drugs or alcohol, according to a federal study released Monday. The report concludes that nearly 11 million American workers abuse or are dependent on alcohol, while another 3 million abuse ille

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  5. Quit-Smoking Drug May Curb Alcoholism

    July 10, 2007 -- The quit-smoking drug Chantix may help treat alcoholism, a new study shows. The Chantix study was conducted on alcoholic rats. But the results were promising, so the researchers plan to start testing Chantix on alcoholism in people this year. "Eighty-five percent of alcoholics smoke

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  6. Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism Common

    July 2, 2007 -- Thirty percent of U.S. adults have experienced alcohol abuse or alcoholism, and fewer are getting treatment for alcohol use disorders than in the past. That’s according to a new study on alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, which is commonly called alcoholism. The study, published i

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  7. 5 Types of Alcoholics Identified

    June 29, 2007 -- New alcoholism research identifies five types of alcoholics and shows that young adults account for more than half of U.S. alcoholics. The high percentage of young adults among alcoholics was unexpected, notes researcher Howard Moss, MD, who is the associate director for clinical an

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  8. Quitting Smoking May Help Kick Alcoholism

    June 25, 2007 -- For people in alcoholism recovery, not smoking may be a boon to the brain. A new study of recovering alcoholics shows bigger strides in mental test scores in nonsmokers than smokers. The study, published in July's edition of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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  9. Crystal Meth Youth Use Tops Estimates

    June 15, 2007 -- Crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) appears to be more widely used by young adults in the U.S. than previously thought. A study released today shows that nearly 3% of U.S. young adults say they have used crystal meth in the previous year; the study was conducted in 2001-2002. Tha

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  10. Addiction: Life in a Bottle

    As an aspiring novelist in his early 20s, Carl (not his real name) equated the glamorous life of writing with boozing. "Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and more contemporary writers were known as big boozers. If it was good for them, why can't it be good for me?" he thought. But he didn't get the r

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