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Families Provide Antidote To Unhappiness

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Families Provide Antidote To Unhappiness December 9, 2002 (USA TODAY) — Marriage mostly makes people happier, and a close family “inoculates” many kids against despair, according to long-term research. U.S. adults born in the 1920s were happier during the Depression if their parents had a strong marriage. Compared with equally deprived peers growing up in..

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Study: Random Drug Testing Is Effective

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Study: Random Drug Testing Is Effective PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Student-athletes subject to random drug testing at an Oregon high school were almost four times less likely to use drugs than their counterparts at a similar school who were not tested, a study shows. The one-year pilot study by researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences..

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Binge Drinking Up 25 Percent Since 1993

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Binge Drinking Up 25 Percent Since 1993 January 2, 2003 (Cox News Service) — If you can read this, bless your luck: New Year’s Eve may have been even more dangerous than you thought. Binge drinking by Americans has risen by 25 percent since 1993, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say..

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Study Suggests Cocaine Impairs “Pleasure Circuits”; May Explain Users’ Higher Depression Rates

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Study Suggests Cocaine Impairs “Pleasure Circuits”; May Explain Users’ Higher Depression Rates January 2, 2003 NEW YORK (AP) — Chronic cocaine use harms brain circuits that help produce the sense of pleasure, which may help explain why cocaine addicts have a higher rate of depression, a study suggests. It’s not clear whether cocaine kills brain..

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Obesity Cuts Life Span For Young Adults

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Obesity Cuts Life Span For Young Adults January 8, 2003 CHICAGO (AP) — Being obese at age 20 can cut up to 20 years off a person’s life, with the biggest impact on black men, according to yet another study that underscores the long-term dangers of being overweight. The research appears in Wednesday’s Journal of..

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Finding the Best Teen Drug-Treatment Programs

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Searching for Sobriety Finding the Best Teen Drug-Treatment Programs “Life with Spencer while he was using was life without the Spencer I know and love,” the father said. “Instead of family weekends, dinners and water skiing, there were calls from police, searching his room for clues to what was going on, only to find things..

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Kids Overdosing on Cold Medicine to Get High

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Kids Overdosing on Cold Medicine to Get High Parents concerned about whether their children are abusing drugs might also want to keep their medicine cabinets under lock and key. Across the country, children and teens are intentionally overdosing on cold medicine or “robotripping” in order to get a hallucinogenic high. Robotripping,is the slang term for..

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Mixing Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Puts Many Teens at Risk

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Mixing Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Puts Many Teens at Risk Experts say adolescents should be made aware of how using drugs and alcohol can lead to sexual activities that may change their lives forever. While drinking and having sex may be unofficially authorized milestones in the typical American teen’s coming of age, a new study..

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Parenting: Keep Love Alive

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Parenting: Keep Love Alive Ways to fit in some romance, once your kids are asleep: Eat like grown-ups. Snack when the kids have dinner, but sit down to a real meal later. “Eat by candlelight, use china plates, and drink from the stemware you haven’t seen in months,” says Jody Johnston Pawel, author of The..

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Theoren Fleury cleared to play

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Theoren Fleury cleared to play Dec. 5, 2002 (Article from NHL.com) NEW YORK/TORONTO — Chicago Blackhawks right wing Theoren Fleury has been cleared to return to play following a period of rehabilitation in the joint National Hockey League/National Hockey League Players’ Association Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. On October 8, 2002, Fleury entered an..

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