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Increased Marijuana Related ER Visits in Colorado

  February 26, 2016   No comments

People visiting Colorado are more likely to end up in the emergency room for marijuana use than residents of the state, according to a study published in the New England

NTSB Proposes Lower Legal Limit on Blood Alcohol Content

  February 5, 2016   No comments

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to lower the legal blood alcohol limit in 2016. They propose that the current 0.08 legal limit be lowered to 0.05. They hope

More Research Needed on Food Addiction

  February 3, 2016   No comments

The term addiction is often associated with drugs and alcohol, but there are many more substances that one can become addicted to. This week, the National Center on Addiction and

Drinking Habits and Financial Stress

  January 8, 2016   No comments

When people are under financial stress, they sometimes turn to alcohol for comfort. This is heightened by loss of employment or during times of economic uncertainty, like the Great Recession

Does Legalized Marijuana Lower Alcohol Use?

  January 5, 2016   No comments

The use of marijuana continues to rise as it is legalized in many states. The drug is legal for recreational use in four states and medical use in 23 states.

Should Parents Allow Teens to Drink at Home?

  December 23, 2015   No comments

Many parents believe that introducing children to alcohol in their own homes will lower the likelihood of them abusing the substance. However, a new UK based study published in Health

Most Prescriptions Written By Family Doctors

  December 22, 2015   No comments

Most Schedule II opioids are prescribed by general practitioners, according to a study by Stanford University published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This goes against the belief that addicts receive these

Adolescents Influenced by Substance Use in the Environments

  December 18, 2015   No comments

Findings from Duke University, published in the journal of Development and Psychopathology, find that adolescents are more likely to use drugs or alcohol if they see others engage in antisocial

Build Family Relationships to Lower Likelihood of Substance Abuse

  December 15, 2015   No comments

Having an open relationship with your children may deter them from using drugs, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study observed interactions between 675 parents

Strong Marijuana and Brain Matter

  December 2, 2015   No comments

A new form of a popular drug is gaining attention across the country. The drug, which goes by nicknames like ‘shatter’ and ‘budder’ is a high-potency form of the drug