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Polydrug use and its relationship with the familiar and social context amongst young college students – Hernández-Serrano O, Font-Mayolas S, Gras …
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Who Are You, Deep Down?

Who are you, deep down? The Practice: Know you’re a good person. Why? For many of us, perhaps the hardest thing of all is to believe that “I am a good person.” We can climb mountains, work hard, acquire many skills, act ethically — but truly feel that one is good deep down? Nah! We end up not feeling like a good person in a number of ways. For example, I once knew a little girl who’d been displac
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Expert Says Wine Isn’t Nearly As Healthful As We Think

Anyone who’s still drinking alcohol “for their health” should listen up. Past research has shown that the chemicals in red wine may help fight aging and lower risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. And indeed, research shows that moderate alcohol drinkers have longer lives than people who abstain. There’s just one problem with this conclusion: These studies often mak
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It takes multiple sessions to shift risky-drinking of hospital inpatients

A review of studies of interventions for heavy drinkers among general hospital inpatients concluded that multi-session brief interventions could reduce drinking, while no effect was found for single interventions.  “Could” is an important qualifier: it remains unclear why, although they sometimes, brief interventions still often fail to produce significant effects.
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Medical News Today: Moderate drinking: many studies reporting health benefits are ‘flawed’

Lead researcher Tim Stockwell, PhD, of the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria, Canada, and colleagues reached their conclusion by analyzing 87 studies that assessed the effects of moderate drinking on longevity. They recently published their findings in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA
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