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Pot-smoking teens less likely to finish high school

Laura Goodall posted in on September 11th, 2014.

Frequent teenage cannabis use is linked with less educational achievement and other problems later in life, according to New Zealand and Australian research. Individuals who are daily users of cannabis before age 17 are less likely to complete high school or obtain a degree compared with those who have never used the drug, new research published […]

Long working hours linked to drinking problems

John Kerr posted in on August 9th, 2011.

People who work long hours are more likely to have drinking problems involving alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, according a to a new study. The study, recently published in the journal Addiction, found that working at least 50 hours a week increases the risk of alcohol problems by up to three times.  The study used […]

The Press: Smoking ‘doubles depression risk’

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

Rebecca Todd writes in The Press about recent research from the University of Otago showing that smoking doubled a person’s risk of developing depression. The research, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, made it clear that it wasn’t the case that depressed people were more likely to be smokers, but that there was a […]

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