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[Frontal symptoms, self-perceived stress, and subjective memory complaints in substance abusers].

[Frontal symptoms, self-perceived stress, and subjective memory complaints in substance abusers].

CONCLUSIONS: It is considered necessary to take into account the levels of self-perceived stress, frontal symptoms and subjective memory complaints in substance abusers, because the executive, attentional and mnemonic problems may affect several variables in the process of treatment and rehabilitation.
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An Inside Look at Homeless Youths’ Social Networks: Perceptions of Substance Use Norms.

Authors: Melander LA, Tyler KA, Schmitz RM
Abstract
Substance use among homeless young people is a pervasive problem, and there have been many efforts to understand more about the dynamics of this health compromising behavior. The current study examined perceived substance use norms within homeless youths’ social networks utilizing in-depth interviews. The sample included 19 homeless indiv
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The changing tobacco landscape: What dental professionals need to know.

CONCLUSIONS: This critical review of conventional, new, and emerging tobacco products presents information that dental professionals can use in providing tobacco-related counseling to patients who use or who are at risk for using tobacco products.
PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: It is essential that dental professionals are knowledgeable about tobacco products and are able to answer patients’ question
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Substance abuse and crime: considerations for a comprehensive forensic assessment.

Authors: Esbec E, Echeburúa E
Abstract
There is a strong link between drug use and crime, but this relationship is complex. Drug use does not necessarily lead to an increase in crimes, such as theft, rape or assault, even among regular users or addicts. However, in cases of individuals who consume drugs excessively and commit crimes, both factors are linked. Poverty, personality disorders
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Iudicium: An Educational Intervention for addressing Risk Perception of Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents.

This article describes the implementation and evaluation of Iudicium, an educational drama-based intervention designed to increase risk perception of alcohol abuse. In this activity, high school students judge a case in which alcohol consumption had negative consequences (e.g., fights, unwanted pregnancy, and car accident). A trial is simulated and after that, a debriefing takes place during which
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