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Abilene universities discourage drinking

An Associated Press analysis of federal records found that 157 college-age people, 18 to 23, drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available. Over the seven-year span, 83 of the college-age victims were under the drinking age of 21. A separate AP analysis of hundreds of….

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Tide turns in favour of drug reform

One hundred years ago, the US convened the International Opium Conference. This meeting of 13 nations in Shanghai was the beginning of global drug prohibition. Prohibition slowly became one of the most universally applied policies in the world. But a century on, international support for this blanket drug policy is slowly but inexorably unravelling. In….

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Binge drinking can lead to holiday heart syndrome

Imbibing too much at the punch bowl at holiday parties or at other times when alcohol is flowing freely can hurt more than your sobriety and waistline. Overindulgence with booze can cause a condition doctors call holiday heart syndrome. It can happen to anyone of any age. “Anywhere from very young to middle aged or….

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Doctors helping doctors

GUELPH, ONT. NICOLE VISSCHEDYK The Canadian Press “You walked into the office and sat down. Did it ever cross your mind that I wasn’t sober?” Sitting in the quiet, bright office of a doctor, the question jarred me. Dr. Graeme Cunningham is director of the addiction division at the Homewood Health Centre. He answered his….

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Growing problem of prescription drug abuse

prescription drug abuse and addiction

Prescription painkiller abuse is a rapidly growing and widespread problem, recently coming into full view due to high profile stories and tragic celebrity deaths. Conflicting messaging and the degradation associated with addiction often mislead people from understanding it as a disease, caused by an imbalance of receptors in the brain. American Board of Addiction Medicine….

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