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Sex Assault in College Triples Risk of Future Attack

Sex Assault in College Triples Risk of Future AttackPast sexual assaults make women on college campuses significantly more likely to suffer a future assault, according to new findings from the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

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Cocaine-Using Mothers’ ‘Harshness’ Leads to Aggression, Defiance in Children

Cocaine-Using Mothers’ ‘Harshness’ Leads to Aggression, Defiance in ChildrenWe know that prenatal exposure to cocaine puts a growing fetus at risk for serious health complications, but now a new study from the University at Buffalo finds that a drug-using mother’s conduct, particularly harshness toward her child at age 2, predicts problem behaviors in kindergarten, such as fighting, aggression and defiance.

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Teen Cigarette Smoking Declines, But Tobacco Use Remains High, CDC Reports

Teen Cigarette Smoking Declines, But Tobacco Use Remains High, CDC ReportsOverall tobacco use among high school students remains high, with one in five currently using tobacco and nearly half reporting they have ever used a tobacco product, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in its latest data on teen smoking.

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Job Authority Linked to Depression in Women

iStock_000022293458_XXXLargeWomen who achieve job authority over others are at an increased risk for depression, a new study finds.

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NIH Funds Research on Harnessing Social Media to Fight Substance Abuse

NIH Funds Research on Harnessing Social Media to Fight Substance AbuseThe relationship between social media and addiction is a complicated one. There is growing evidence that the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter can itself be addictive. Research has also found that teenagers are more likely to drink or smoke if they see pictures of their Facebook friends engaging in substance use.

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Right Step Introduces Specialized Services for Gay and Lesbian Clients at Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers in Houston

logo2Right Step’s Galleria and Woodlands intensive outpatient centers in Houston, Texas are offering an exclusive track for LGBTQI clients seeking a supportive, validating approach to addiction treatment.

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Should Schools Implement Random Drug Tests?

Should Schools Implement Random Drug Tests?There is no question that drug use among students is a problem. Teens are no longer just getting high or drunk. They are abusing dangerous prescription pills and heroin, and they are dying from overdoses or living with life-altering addictions.

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Which Sport Your Teen Plays Affects Odds for Substance Abuse

Which Sport Your Teen Plays Affects Odds for Substance AbuseTeenagers involved in contact sports have a considerably higher chance of using/abusing substances than teenagers involved in non-contact sports, researches from the University of Michigan have found.

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3 Tips for Talking to Your Son About Pornography

3 Tips for Talking to Your Son About PornographyIt’s no secret that explicit material is more easily accessible today than it has been at any other point in history. For most parents today, the situation is very different from their own experience; where older adults will have been first exposed to pornography through a misplaced magazine or late-night cable TV, the kids of today have vast libraries available to stream from their computer or smartphone. While you may have had a confusing experience when you first saw an explicit video or image, afraid to discuss it with your parents, all you have to do is have a slightly difficult conversation with your son (or daughter), but one that’s honest and realistic. Here are three things to cover when talking to your son about porn.

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Women in the Military Drink Less Than Civilian Women, Study Finds

Women in the Military Drink Less Than Civilian Women, Study FindsIn the U.S., military service is linked with increased risks for substance abuse related to the consumption of alcohol and prescription medications. Risks are especially high in servicemen and servicewomen stationed in combat zones or actively exposed to combat situations. According to the current research consensus, women in the military drink more often than their civilian counterparts. However, the results of a study published in July 2014 in the journal Armed Forces & Society indicate that the reverse situation may hold true. Among other things, the authors of this study linked lower rates of alcohol use by women in the military to fear of sexual assault and sexual harassment by other military personnel.

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