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COVID-19 Alcohol Deaths

Study: Alcohol-Related Deaths Increased 25% in First Year of the Pandemic

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased by 25.5% between 2019 and 2020. The study analyzed causes of death for people 16 and older as reported from the National Center for Health [...]

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Silver Lining: Pandemic Responsible for Largest Ever Drop in Teen Drug Use

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Every year since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) administers a survey assessing substance use among adolescence. This research, known as the Monitoring the Future survey, asks teenagers in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades to describe their drug use and alcohol consumption [...]

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How Does Social Media Affect Teens?

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Adolescence is a turbulent time. As girls and boys become women and men, they begin to become self-conscious, question their roles in their peer groups, and strive for independence. Ideally, these formative years will help young people to become adjusted members of society. The [...]