Health researchers have identified a surprising new predictor for risky behavior among teenagers and young adults: the energy drink.
Read this excellent article by Tara Parker-Pope that appeared in yesterday's International Herald Tribune....
Super-caffeinated energy drinks, with names like Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle and Amp, have surged in popularity in the past decade.
A study of heavy marijuana users found that about one-third reported resuming use of the drug to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms, according to researcher David Gorelick, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
"Heavy pot users should be aware that they may experience a withdrawal syndrome that will make them uncomfortable when they try to quit," he said.
WebMD reported May 7 that Gorelick said at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association that the study involving about 500 heavy, long-term marijuana users -- about a quarter of whom reported smoking mari
From the Join Together newsletter....
A 10-year study finds that youths who were heavy marijuana users in their teens were more likely than drinkers to have a host of problems later in life, including mental illness, relationship problems, and trouble getting a job.
The Independent reported April 22 that researchers followed 1,900 youths from age 15 to 25 and found that heavy marijuana users were three to six times more likely to use other drugs than those who drank alcohol, and three times more likely to be unemployed or drop out of school.
"Cannabis really does look like the dr
Alcohol dependence was once much more common among men than women in the U.S., but the gender gap is closing, Reuters reported May 5.
Researchers Richard A. Grucza of Washington University School of Medicine in St.