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If drinking is delayed until age 21, a child's risk of serious alcohol problems decreases by 70 percent.

Alcohol Ads Air More Frequently When Kids Watch, Study Says

Alcohol companies have pledged to avoid advertising on TV programs with 30 percent or more …

Animal Study: Adolescent Drinking Predicts Bad Decisions in Adulthood

Adolescent rats that consume large amounts of alcohol were more likely to make poor decisions …

Binge Drinking Damages White Matter in Adolescent Brain

A new MRI study finds that adolescents damage the white matter in their brain -- …

Bad Kitty? 'Hello Kitty' Debuts Wine Line in U.S.

The popular Japanese children's character Hello Kitty is now appearing on a line of branded …

Binge Drinking: Not for Kids Only

More than one in five men ages 50-64 report consuming five or more alcoholic beverages …

Childhood Sleep Problems May Presage Adult Addiction

Children who have trouble sleeping may be at increased risk of alcohol and other drug …

Community-Based Prevention Program Helped Cut Binge Drinking, Study Finds

An ongoing evaluation of the Communities That Care prevention model found that communities that implemented …

$1 Spent on Prevention Saves $10, Study Says

Investing in addiction prevention programs yields a 10-1 return for society, according to researchers from …

Study: Friends, Relatives Biggest Source of Opiate Painkillers

A startling 97 percent of individuals who misused painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin said that …

Alcohol, Energy Drinks, and Youth: A Dangerous Mix

August 3, 2007

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Surgeon General Calls for Action on Underage Drinking

Noting that alcohol "remains the most heavily abused substance by America's youth," acting U.S. Surgeon …

Socializing with Heavy Drinkers Increases Alcohol Consumption

The amount of alcohol you consume seems to be directly related to the drinking habits …

Peer Influence, Other Social Factors Can Affect Drinking Among Older Adults

As with underage drinking, social factors can help predict excessive drinking among older adults, according …

Rare Childhood Leukemia Tied to Drinking During Pregnancy

Children born to mothers who drank while pregnant were 56 percent more likely to develop …

Underage Facebook Members Exposed to Alcohol Ads, Promotions, Report Says

The Marin Institute is calling on Facebook to stop accepting paid ads for alcoholic beverages …

Importance of Family Dinners

Compared to teens who have frequent family dinners (five or more per week), those who …

Teen Drinkers Suffer Nerve Damage in Brain, Study Finds

California researchers who compared the brains of teen drinkers to non-drinkers found that young alcohol …

Study Says Drinking with Your Kids Doesn't Prevent Abuse

Dutch teens who were allowed to drink alcohol at home drank more outside the home …

Study: Blacks Drink Less, But More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

African-Americans are less likely to drink alcohol than other adults -- and have lower rates …

Smoking Raises Risk of Alzheimer's, Study Finds in Refuting Industry-Affiliated Research

Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a …

Magazines Popular with Youth More Likely to Contain Alcohol Ads, Study Finds

Magazines with the highest proportion of young readers also are the most likely to contain …

A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain

The Partnership for a Drug Free America just made fostering the parent-teen connection easier with …

Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
Study found the more cigarettes a …

Women drinking more, DUIs up, experts say

In some parts of the country, the majority of drunken drivers are female

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Study looks at effects of thirdhand smoke

Posted by Sarah Harlan
February 08, 2010
http://www.14wfie.com/

(NBC) - The dangers of secondhand smoke …