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Study links fraternity life, later alcohol problems

February 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study of men into their 30s has found higher binge drinking rates and more symptoms of an alcohol use disorder among those who lived in a fraternity during their college experience.

Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

February 14, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The State of Mental Health in America report tracks patterns in substance use and mental health prevalence and discusses their relationship to care access.

The Numbers: Marijuana use rises among adolescents

February 6, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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More than 70% of high school seniors say they don’t view regular marijuana smoking as harmful

Study reveals increasing marijuana use among pregnant women

January 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers suggest that society's growing acceptance of marijuana use is contributing to increases in use among pregnant women.

Marijuana and alcohol dependence stunt young adult achievement

January 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research suggests that for young adults, especially males, dependence on marijuana and alcohol harms achievement of life goals in several areas.

BMX athlete Tony Hoffman gets back on the bike

January 11, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Once derailed by substance use, the former phenom has flourished as a coach and motivational speaker.

Vermont breaks new ground in marijuana policy

January 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Vermont is ready to become the first state to approve recreational use of marijuana through an act of legislation.

Leader says California marijuana law puts clinicians in more comfortable position

January 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A treatment leader in California discusses the changing clinical dynamics around California's new recreational marijuana law.

Medical marijuana laws have differing effects on youth use patterns

December 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research indicates that enactment of state medical marijuana laws leads to some substance use increases among older adolescents, but decreases among younger adolescents.

Overall teen drug use down, but many turning to vaping

December 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Cigarette smoking and misuse of prescription opioids are down among teens, but vaping and marijuana use raise concerns in annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Study seeks to identify effects of marijuana edibles on children

December 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study examined cases in which children in California had been unintentionally exposed to candy containing THC.

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