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Interactive Map of Alcohol Use in the US
2 years ago

Interactive Map of Alcohol Use in the US

By  • Alcohol, Data

Here’s an intriguing interactive map that details where binge drinking is most common in the United States. You’ll see that it’s abundant in the northern tier of states, and occurs less in …
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The Jobs That Make You Drink
2 years ago

The Jobs That Make You Drink

Drug and alcohol abuse costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. New government data released this month can now tell us exactly which industries’ employees …
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The Invisible Harm of Substance Abuse
2 years ago

The Invisible Harm of Substance Abuse

They account for a relatively small share of the world’s premature deaths—but they are the biggest drivers of disability. Mental disorders and drug and alcohol abuse account for 7.4% of disability-adjusted …
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How We Get Hooked: Infographic
2 years ago

How We Get Hooked: Infographic

Many people don’t understand why or how someone can become addicted to drugs. It’s often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using …
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A.A. and the Challenge of Evidence-Based Care
2 years ago

A.A. and the Challenge of Evidence-Based Care

Today there’s an excellent basic reading on trial-based treatment in the NYT Upshot blog. If you want to know if AA works, you have to separate treatment from selection effects …
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Alcoholism Reduces Life Expectancy by 10-12 Years
2 years ago

Alcoholism Reduces Life Expectancy by 10-12 Years

Alcohol can affect the body in so many ways that researchers have a hard time determining exactly what the consequences are from drinking. Heavy drinking is associated with earlier death. …
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The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse
2 years ago

The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse

Opioids now cause more deaths than any other drug, more than 16,000 in 2010. That year, the combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen became the most prescribed medication in the …
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The United States of Alcoholics
2 years ago

The United States of Alcoholics

By  • Alcohol, Data

Lots & lots of Americans binge drink, according to data from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Binge drinking, according to the CDC, amounts to consuming five …
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For Teens, Poor Sleep is Linked Drinking, Drug Use
2 years ago

For Teens, Poor Sleep is Linked Drinking, Drug Use

New findings appearing in the February issue of the medical journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens collected in three separate waves: …
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The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic
3 years ago

The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic

From health care, productivity loss, crime, incarceration & drug enforcement, and hospital and emergency room visits; In the U.S. alone, there’s $300 billion per year spent on illegal drugs and …
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