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Social Rejection Can Lead to Drinking

04/24/2017

The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol …

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Opioids are driving increase in cocaine overdose deaths

04/17/2017

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an examination of national trend data shows that heroin and synthetic opioids are driving a recent increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths. The assessment was conducted by scientists at the National Institute on …

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Alcohol and Marijuana Use Associated with Lower GPA in College

04/10/2017

College students who consume medium-to-high levels of alcohol and marijuana have a consistently lower GPA, according to a study published March 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Shashwath Meda from Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living, USA, and colleagues. …

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