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  1. Drug Abuse on the Rise in Baby Boomers

    June 17, 2010 -- Drug abuse among Americans aged 50 and older has risen sharply in recent years, with admissions for treatment nearly doubling between 1992 and 2008, new research indicates. Although alcohol is still the leading substance abuse cause of hospital admissions for people in this age grou

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  2. Gender Gap in Prescription Pain Drug Abuse

    April 29, 2010 -- Gender appears to play a role in the risk of abuse of prescription pain drugs, a study shows. Predictors of such abuse are different in men and women, researchers say, and knowing this could help doctors adopt treatment plans that are less likely to cause misuse of opioid medicatio

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  3. Too Much Alcohol? Friends May Be to Blame

    April 5, 2010 -- The people you hang out with play a big role in determining how much booze you drink -- or if you drink alcohol at all. The finding comes from a study based on data mined from the Framingham Heart Study, which followed 12,067 people for more than 30 years, looking at lifestyle habit

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  4. FAQ: K2, Spice Gold, and Herbal 'Incense'

    Editor's note: On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration invoked its "emergency scheduling authority" to make most "legal high" products illegal. The relatively inactive herbs used in these products are spiked with potent designer drugs. The DEA action applies to five of these drugs

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  5. Dangerous Cocktail: Energy Drinks + Alcohol

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- College-age drinkers who swill alcoholic energy-drink cocktails are three times more likely than alcohol-only drinkers to leave a bar drunk. What's more, those imbibing energy cocktails are four times more likely to attempt drunken driving, find University of Florida researchers Den

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  6. Abuse of Alcohol, Pot Linked to Same Genes

    Dec. 18, 2009 -- Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S., but little is known about the genes that influence its use. Now new research suggests that many of the same genetic factors that lead people to drink alcohol also lead them to smoke marijuana. Researchers interviewed 2,761

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  7. Drunk? Coffee Won't Get You Sober

    Dec. 10, 2009 -- Gulping down coffee won’t sober you up if you’re drunk, but it may make you awake enough to be dangerous, new research suggests. Researchers draw that conclusion from laboratory experiments on mice, in which caffeine made drunken rodents more alert but didn’t reverse learning proble

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  8. Vaccine May Treat Cocaine Addiction

    Oct. 5, 2009 -- A new vaccine may one day help people who are addicted to cocaine to curb their drug use and overcome their dependency. The experimental cocaine vaccine works by raising levels of cocaine antibodies to hamper the drug's ability to affect the brain. Researchers found that treated drug

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  9. Alcoholism May Alter Sleep Long-Term

    Oct. 1, 2009 -- Even if they quit drinking, alcoholics still have differences in their sleep when compared with other people, a new study shows. The study, published in the Oct. 1 edition of the journal Sleep, included 42 alcoholics who had quit drinking and 42 people with no history of alcoholism.

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  10. Teen Drinking Tied to Bad Choices as Adult

    Sept. 21, 2009 -- Abuse alcohol when you're young and you'll make unwise decisions later on in life, a new study suggests. It is well known that too much alcohol can slow down a person's ability to think, react, and make decisions at the current moment. But scientists from the University of Washingt

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