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Five facts about workplace testing trends

June 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of an annual drug testing survey offer reason for concern about use of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Risk of unprotected sex from polysubstance use greater for young women

June 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research findings point to dangers from concurrent use of alcohol and marijuana in young adults.

Opioid misuse compromises effectiveness of alcohol treatments

June 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis of data from a comprehensive study of alcohol dependence has found poorer alcohol use outcomes among patients who misused opioids or used marijuana.

American Indian adolescents at increased risk for substance use

June 4, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A Colorado State University study finds increased substance use rates among students attending schools on or near reservations vs. general U.S. population students in the same grades.

Ads linked to marijuana usage among adolescents

May 17, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by the RAND Corporation finds the more adolescents are exposed to ads for medical marijuana, the more likely they are to use the drug and have favorable views on it, but also experience negative consequences.

Study: Marijuana use in pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes

May 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research points to developmental and behavioral consequences associated with marijuana use during pregnancy.

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.

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