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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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Nicotine Dependence Linked to Higher Rates of Mental Disorders Among Teens

Marzo del 2012
A study of teenagers in Chicago public schools finds higher rates of psychiatric disorders among those with more symptoms of nicotine dependence.

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Girls More Likely Than Boys to Use Ecstasy

noviembre del 2011
Lifetime ecstasy use is more prevalent among adolescent girls than among adolescent boys, according to an analysis of 2002–2008 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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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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Menthol May Strengthen Nicotine Addiction

Marzo del 2011
Reports on a study of Latino and African-American smokers of menthol cigarettes who did not benefit as much from a month-long smoking cessation program as smokers of non-menthol cigarettes.

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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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Fewer Girls Are Smoking, But Change Is Uneven

Marzo del 2011

Reports 2010 rates of cigarette smoking among eighth girls, providing historical data and racial and ethnic differences.

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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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Substance Abuse Evaluated Among Women With Children

diciembre del 2010
Discusses rates of substance use or abuse among mothers with at-home children and the factors that may contribute to the abuse.

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