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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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How to be there for a friend when they’ve had too much to drink

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music and chatting, and perhaps some people are drinking. You notice one of them has had...
Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, and what to do

Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, and what to do

Rate this article for a chance to winHave you heard talk of the “opioid epidemic?” Do you know what opioids are? In 2015, more Americans died from drug overdoses (over 52,000) than from traffic...
Vaping: What we know so far—and what we don’t

Vaping: What we know so far—and what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, no one knew what to make of them. They’re designed to look similar to traditional cigarettes, and you inhale them...
The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

 Ever wonder how alcohol gets people drunk? Let’s look at the science behind it.Alcohol is made using a process called fermentation (in which yeast breaks sugar down into ethanol). As someone drinks, ethanol makes...
4 ways to talk about drinking that’ll actually work

4 ways to talk about drinking that’ll actually work

 There are plenty of reasons for not wanting to drink: You’ve got homework to do, you’re worried about getting in trouble, or maybe you just don’t feel like it. So when someone hands you...
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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...
Do you drink? Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Do you drink? Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Rate this article and enter to winFor real though—not everyone drinks in high school. You’ve probably heard teen drinking talked about a lot so it’s easy to think everyone is doing it, but research...
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Ask the college student: How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying,...

“How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying, or losing study time?”—Taylor, sophomore, Indianapolis, IndianaThere are a lot of ways to meet people and be social without drinking and hurting your study...
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Ask the doc: The truth about “vaping”

“What is the truth about 'vaping'?”—Jamie, Fredericton, CanadaJamie,“Vaping” is when you inhale vapor from a device commonly called an e-cigarette. The term has been invented because it is more socially acceptable than “smoking.”What are...
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Ask the doc: Long-term consequences of using prescribed stimulant medications

“What are the long-term consequences of using prescribed stimulant medications?”—Chicora, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChicora,Stimulant medications, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, are usually prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders (ADD or ADHD).The short answerStudies have not shown...