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We hear the word “addiction” passed around by our friends, the media, and our families. Specialists—such as sociologists or psychologists—constantly reveal new forms of addiction, referring to various kinds of activities. Besides such omnipresent forms as addiction to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or gambling, today experts also have distinguished addictions to the Internet, mobile technologies, computer games, work, sex, television, caffeine, and many subjects. Sometimes people confuse the meaning of the term “addiction” and may use it to indicate their habitual activities, or hobbies. Yet, not any repeated behavior is a manifestation of addiction. Therefore, the meaning of this term should be clarified.

Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalise cannabis?

The Cost of Opioid Use during Pregnancy

A LifeWay Research survey from 2014 showed much of the same pattern, with consumption of alcohol decreasing as church attendance increased. About a third of Americans (36%) who identified as evangelical said they sometimes drank alcohol, with adults who attend church once a week or more less likely to drink at all (38%) than those who attend once or twice a month (53%), only on religious holidays (55%), or rarely (59%).

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“Although few marijuana users develop dependence, some do,” . “But they appear to be less likely to do so than users of other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), and marijuana dependence appears to be less severe than dependence on other drugs.”

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Those are challenges for regulators in any state that chooses to legalize marijuana. But they are familiar challenges, and they will become easier for governments to deal with once more of them bring legal marijuana under tight regulation.

Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop

An editorial on Thursday about the science on marijuana incorrectly stated that marijuana was the principal cause of more than 455,000 emergency room visits in 2011. It was found in combination with other drugs in roughly 327,000 cases and alone in 129,000 cases. It did not necessarily cause the emergency room visit.

The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink

Although marijuana use had been declining among high school students for more than a decade, in recent years in contrast to continuing declines in cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Marijuana was found -- alone or in combination with other drugs -- in patients visiting emergency rooms in 2011. of the teenagers in residential substance-abuse programs run by Phoenix House, which operates drug and alcohol treatment centers in 10 states, listed marijuana as their primary problem.

The growing evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products

Restricting marijuana to adults is more important now that Colorado merchants are selling THC, the drug’s active ingredient, in candy bars, cookies and other edible forms likely to appeal to minors. Experience in Colorado has shown that people can quickly ingest large amounts of THC that way, which can produce frightening hallucinations.

What twenty years of research on cannabis use has taught us

The case is not completely settled. The New Zealand study was challenged by a Norwegian who said socio-economic factors may have played a role in the I.Q. loss. But the recent review by experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse concluded that adults who smoked heavily in adolescence had impaired neural connections that interfered with the functioning of their brains. Early and frequent marijuana use has also been associated with poor grades, apathy and dropping out of school, but it is unclear whether consumption triggered the poor grades.