Research + News | Topic: Drugs

The Surprising Effect Of Marijuana Legalization On College Students

After Oregon legalized the drug, its use went up—but mainly among teens who also binge-drink.

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Pot Use Rises on College Campuses, While Other Drug Use Declines

More college students are getting high on pot, and those who do smoke are getting stoned more frequently, according to the national Monitoring the Future study.

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This Is When Your College Student Is Most Likely To Experiment With Drugs

A new study pinpoints the times of the year when college students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time. Read the article here.

Monitoring the Future – National Survey Results on Drug Use 2013: College Students

The latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at The National Institutes of Health. Download the report here.

Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs

PsychCentral reports on a University of Michigan poll: “As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge. Yet a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13 to 17 years old believes that their teen has used a study drug.”

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Steroids Loom In NCAA Football

An investigation by The Associated Press – based on dozens of interviews with players, testers, dealers and experts and an analysis of weight records for more than 61,000 players – revealed that while those running the multibillion-dollar sport believe the problem is under control, that is hardly the case.

Read an article about the investigation from The Huffington Post here.

Families Who Eat Together Are Better Off

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) teens who eat family dinners at least five times per week report better relationships with their parents, less drug and alcohol use, less smoking, more frequent attendance at religious services and lower levels of stress than teens who have family dinners less than three times a week.

Read an article about the report here.

Read the full report from CASA Columbia here.