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Recent Study in Oregon Reveals Public Considers Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana

A new study, led by researchers at RTI International, surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon prior to the legalization of marijuana in the state and found that more than half (52.5%) consider alcohol to be more harmful than marijuana while few...
7-Feb-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Does Limited Education Limit Young People?

A recent nationally-representative U.S. Department of Education study found that 28 percent of fall 2009 ninth-graders had not yet enrolled in a trade school or college by February 2016— roughly six-and-a-half years later.
1-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Family Impact of Congenital Zika Syndrome Likely to Last a Lifetime

The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants.
1-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Shows High Cost of Screening for, Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in Kenya


Non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes — are responsible for more than 36 million deaths across the globe each year. 14 million of these constitute premature mortality, and 90 percent...
10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Shows U.S.-Based Supervised Injection Facility Can Provide Protection From Fatal Overdose; More Effective if Sanctioned


As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to produce high levels of morbidity and mortality, we are in need of innovative solutions that help people who inject drugs and their surrounding community.
10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Aims to Improve Patient Retention Rates and Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment


From 2000 to 2015, more than a half million people died from drug overdoses. Many of these individuals tried to recover from their addiction by seeking treatment at specialty addiction programs.
4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Peter M. Scott III Elected Chair, Board of Governors, at RTI International


Peter M. Scott III was elected chair of RTI’s board of governors on December 13 during the Institute’s annual election of corporate governors and officers.
4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

RTI International’s Gary Zarkin Named Distinguished Fellow


RTI International has named renowned expert in behavioral health economics, Gary Zarkin, Ph.D., an RTI Distinguished Fellow. The appointment of Distinguished Fellow, the highest level in RTI's Fellow Program, honors exceptionally talented...
12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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