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  1. 1 in 33 Teens Admit Trying Meth

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- A new survey shows that one in 33 U.S. teens has tried meth, nearly a quarter say it would be easy to get meth, and some see benefits to meth use. The survey included about 2,600 students aged 12-17 at 43 public, private, and parochial junior and senior high schools nationwide. The

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  2. Teen Drug Abuse Rates Stay Steady

    Sept. 6, 2007 -- Illegal drug use among U.S. teens didn't drop for the first time since 2002, according to a government report released Thursday. The report also showed a continuing rise in the use of prescription drugs for recreational purposes, a trend that is alarming drug officials. The report,

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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