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Spouses of Alcoholics Can Benefit From Online Help, Study Finds

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Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have found that women with alcoholic partners who face barriers to seeking help may benefit from an Internet-based, interactive support program.

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Marijuana: The Allergen You Never Knew Existed

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As marijuana’s legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic reactions.

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Educating College Students on Drinking Risks Can Help Lessen Drinking Behaviors, but Only Temporarily, Study Finds

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Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. Three out of four will be right back where they started a year later, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Study Identifies Teens At-Risk For Synthetic Marijuana Use

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A new study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), is now online ahead of print in Drug and Alcohol Dependence and it is one of the first national studies to examine risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among a large, nationally representative sample of teens.

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Include Medicine Cabinets on Your Spring Cleaning List

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Physicians urge households to clean out their medicine cabinets as part of Spring cleaning, and get rid of any medication no longer needed.

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Young Drinkers of Flavored Alcohol Beverages Who Only Consume Supersized Versions at Increased Risk of Negative Outcomes

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Underage drinkers of flavored alcoholic beverages who exclusively consume the supersized versions are more than six times as likely to report suffering alcohol-related injuries compared to underage youth who drink other types of alcoholic beverages, according to a new study.

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Primary Care Residents Unlikely to Detect Hazardous Alcohol Use

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When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Powder vs. Crack: NYU Study Identifies Arrest Risk Disparity for Cocaine Use

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Crack users are much more likely to experience arrest than powder cocaine users, and being poor is the true overwhelming correlate, not being black or a minority.

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The Medical Minute: The Perils of Powdered Caffeine and Alcohol

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Alcohol and caffeine have joined the ranks of milk, juice and other substances that now come in powdered form. Of the two, caffeine is more concerning, says one Penn State Hershey physician.

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Marijuana Use Is Associated with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adolescents

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A study published recently by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found 10 percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for marijuana.