Topic: Addiction

Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

April 2, 2015
Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

Newspapers and magazines are filed with stories of adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction.

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Peers Against Tobacco Project Focuses on Texas University Students

Feb. 2, 2015

A new multi-university program, Peers Against Tobacco, aims to reduce use of tobacco and alternative tobacco products among one of the country's heaviest user groups: college-age students.

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Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

Sept. 15, 2014

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

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Mutation Stops Worms From Getting Drunk

July 16, 2014

Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal.

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With Synthetic Drugs, What You Don't Know Really Could Hurt You

May 20, 2014
With Synthetic Drugs, What You Don't Know Really Could Hurt You

Over the years, there have been warnings about the dangers of various legal and illegal drugs. Some of the warnings have been valid while others were "urban legends" or turned out to be false. Such legends led people to ignore or discount the important warnings that really do matter.

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