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Strong Alcohol Laws Associated with Lower Cirrhosis Deaths

  October 16, 2015   No comments

States with strong alcohol laws have a lower amount of cirrhosis deaths, according to a collaborative study conducted by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University School

Brain Injuries and Alcohol Abuse

  October 15, 2015   No comments

According to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, girls who suffered from a closed-head brain injury during childhood are at risk to abuse alcohol as adults. They are

Half of Adolescents Misuse Prescription Medication

  October 14, 2015   No comments

According to a study conducted by Quest Diagnostics, one in two patients between the ages of 10 and 17 are misusing their prescription medication. The misuse is defined as the

Substance Use Can Lead to Premature Aging

  October 13, 2015   No comments

Researchers from the University of Iowa report on a way to measure substance use by looking at a person’s DNA. After analyzing data from Gene Expression Omnibus, the researchers found

Joyful Moments are Priceless

  October 12, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist “It’s the little things that make life BIG.”  – Unknown Sometimes we think that if we hit the lottery and get rich, we could

E-Cigarette Companies Targeting Teens Online

  October 9, 2015   No comments

A study conducted by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence claims that the advertising of e-cigarettes online targets

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Quit

  October 8, 2015   No comments

In 2009, President Barack Obama initiated a law which would regulate nicotine. The law would require that all cigarettes sold in the United States be low-nicotine.  But as of this

Increase in Overdoses in Chicago

  October 7, 2015   No comments

This past week, Chicago saw 74 overdoses within 72 hours. This is more than double the amount of overdoses occurring in Chicago all of last year. These overdoses were all

The Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Controversy

  October 6, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded by Dr. Bob and Bill Wilson in an attempt to help other suffering alcoholics. They had found a plan,

Teenage Girls Who Matured Earlier Drank Earlier

  October 5, 2015   No comments

A study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that not enough parental supervision during early adolescence may increase the likelihood of alcohol abuse, especially in girls.  The study was conducted