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Article ID: 693257

Some Young-Adult Substance Use and Interpersonal-Relations Problems Linked to Parental Divorce and Alcohol Dependence

Research Society on Alcoholism

Previous research showed that the combination of two risk factors – parental separation/ divorce and family history of alcoholism (FH+) – can have negative effects on offspring, including an earlier onset of substance use among adolescents and young adults, lower educational attainment in adulthood, and a greater risk of alcohol dependence. This study looked at the impact of parental divorce and FH+ on offspring’s alcohol problems, marijuana use, and interpersonal relationships with parents.

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Article ID: 693343

Looking Past Peer Influence: Genetic Contributions to Increases in Teen Substance Use?

Florida Atlantic University

Parents and adults spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers when it comes to teen substance use. Using a unique sample of 476 twin pairs who have been followed since birth, a new study examines if there is a genetic component that drives teens’ desire for risk taking and novelty.

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    24-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 692768

New App Could Make Cannabis Use Safer

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a prototype app called ‘Am I Stoned’ that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

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    23-Apr-2018 8:00 PM EDT

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Drinking Affects Mouth Bacteria Linked to Diseases

NYU Langone Health

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check the growth of other, harmful germs.

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Article ID: 693335

Doctors Prescribe Opioids at High Rates to Those at Increased Overdose Risk, but Trends Improving, Study Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.

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Cannabis Is Legal in California: What's Different?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

There's never been a market as big for legal recreational marijuana as California. CSU experts weigh in on what it will mean for the state, now and in the years to come.

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PTSD Therapies, Safety Measures in Low-Income Countries, Race and Opioids, and More in the Public Health News Source

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The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

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    22-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 692770

New Vaccine Could Help People Overcome Bath Salts Abuse

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant’s effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse.

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Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

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The Latest News On Marijuana Research

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    19-Apr-2018 5:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 692950

Almost 1 in 3 Patients Used No Opioids Prescribed After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Survey Finds

Mayo Clinic

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research findings, presented Thursday, April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids.

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