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Overweight Young Girls Likely to Use Substances Early

  June 30, 2016   No comments

Physical and mental characteristics in childhood have often been linked to substance abuse later in life. Most recently, obesity in young girls has been linked to earlier use of marijuana,

Prediction of Heavy Alcohol Use

  June 29, 2016   No comments

New research finds that we may be able to predict which adolescents and teenagers will become heavy alcohol consumers, according to researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers

Opioid Use Disorders Doubled in Last Ten Years

  June 28, 2016   No comments

A study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that rates of opioid use without a prescription

Parenting Techniques Influence Teenage Alcohol Consumption

  June 27, 2016   No comments

Children that act impulsively are often labeled as problem children that will likely continue with their impulsiveness later in life, specifically in regards to alcohol consumption. However, a study published

Substance Use in Middle School Leads to High School Problems

  June 24, 2016   No comments

Youths that begin drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana in middle school are likely to have mental health problems and academic issues in high school, according to a study published in

Teens Do Not Consider Molly Ecstasy

  June 23, 2016   No comments

Although many nationwide surveys claim that ecstasy use in adolescents is decreasing, that may not be the case. This is due to the fact then when surveying, researchers do not

College Students Have Alcohol Identities on Social Media

  June 22, 2016   No comments

College students posting on social media sites about their alcohol use may have alcohol-related problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Researchers on

Do Painkillers Prolong Chronic Pain?

  June 21, 2016   No comments

Due to the thousands of overdoses caused by prescription medications each year, it is important that scientists research these powerful medications as much as possible. Researchers at the University of

Just Keep Swimming

  June 20, 2016   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Not only is it now summer time and we are swimming but the new Finding Dory movie has hit the screens. This fish taught

Marijuana Users Think It’s OK to Smoke and Drive

  June 16, 2016   No comments

A study conducted by RTI International and published in Health Education Research finds that marijuana users believe it is okay to drive while high, and that they will not get