Archive | February, 2012

Parents Key in Fighting Synthetic Drugs, Experts Say

February 16, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment | Filed in Drugs, Parenting, Prevention & Youth Parents are a key part of the fight against the emerging threat of synthetic drugs, said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy. He spoke at a working group session Thursday on synthetic drugs, which […]

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Quitting Smoking Leads to Immediate Health Benefits for Young Adults

February 15, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | February 14, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Tobacco & Young Adults A new study finds that young adults who quit smoking have substantially fewer respiratory symptoms, especially coughing, after just two weeks. The study included 327 college students between 18 and 24 years old. They took part […]

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Middle School Students Who Take Part in More Sports Smoke Less

February 9, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | February 9, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Prevention, Research, Tobacco & Youth Middle school students who take part in a greater number of sports are less likely to smoke than those who participate in fewer, a new study suggests. The researchers also found middle schoolers’ decision about […]

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Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol

February 8, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | February 8, 2012 | 1 Comment | Filed in Alcohol, Drugs, Treatment, Young Adults & Youth Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report. The report, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

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Parents and Peers Can Help Prevent Heavy Drinking in College Freshmen

February 2, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | February 1, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol, Parenting, Prevention, Research, Young Adults & Youth A program that uses parents and peers to help prevent college freshmen from becoming or staying heavy drinkers has shown promise in a new study by researchers at Penn State. “Research shows […]

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