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Marijuana Linked With Testicular Cancer

diciembre del 2010
Reports on a study of close to 400 Washington State men that found that those who use marijuana may increase their risk for developing testicular cancer.

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Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

diciembre del 2010

Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.

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Brain Responds to Marijuana Cues in Familiar Manner

Marzo del 2011
Researchers found that the brain activity that takes place when cues trigger marijuana cravings is similar to the activity that accompanies cravings for other drugs.

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Teenage Marijuana Use Is on the Rise

Marzo del 2011

Reports 2010 rates of marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, noting that daily use increased by more than 10 percent in all three grades since the 2009 survey. Also reports a rise in ecstasy use.

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Drugs Contribute to High Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Juvenile Offenders

julio del 2011

Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.

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High Rates of Illegal Drug Use Among Alcohol-Dependent Adults

julio del 2011
Highlights data on the prevalence of rates of illegal drug use and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among adults dependant on alcohol, as compared with the general population.

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Program Helps Troubled Boys Reduce Substance Abuse

diciembre del 2011

Chronically delinquent boys in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care reduced their substance abuse more than boys assigned to Community Group Care.

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Individual Differences in Decisionmaking Style May Predict Teen Problems

diciembre del 2011

Reports on the relative influence of genes versus environment on adolescents’ choices that involve delayed gratification.

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Tobacco Smokers Have High Probability of Transition to Dependence

abril del 2012
First-time smokers have a much higher chance of eventually becoming dependent than first-time users alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine.

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Elevated Rates of Drug Abuse Continue for Second Year

junio del 2012
Illicit drug use in the United States in 2010 was at its highest level since 2002, according to the most recent report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. A rise in marijuana use drove the increase. A favorable trend of falling cocaine use continued.

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