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New study finds weed and alcohol reduce teens’ mental faculties

New research performed on 6,509 middle and high students from Southern California found that alcohol and marijuana use can be detrimental to the youths’ mental health and academic outcomes.

Op-Ed: Oxford — Your brain connectivity makes you happy and successful?

Oxford - It seems if you make positive life choices, you have “greater brain connectivity,” and are more intelligent. A new Oxford study using MRIs and detailed personal surveys has created a sort of existential debater’s paradise.

California woman sentenced to 55 years to life in DUI death

Torrance - A substance abuse counsellor was sentenced under California's three-strikes law after she was found guilty of driving drunk, hitting a pedestrian, and then continuing to drive while the dying man was trapped in her windshield.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to seek help for substance abuse

Toronto - Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto, says he’s “ready to take a break” from the mayoral election campaign to “go get help” after media outlets released new recordings allegedly showing him intoxicated.

Study: Energy drinks tied to depression, substance abuse in teens

High school students who consume energy drinks may be prone to depression or substance abuse, a new Canadian study has found.

Challenges for Jimmy Rave create opportunities for James Guffey Special

Atlanta - This past weekend, I went to New York City to watch my friends wrestle. It had been a while since I had been on the road so some of the faces were a bit unfamiliar. One in particular was a guy named James Guffey, known to his fans as "Jimmy Rave."

Op-Ed: The Amy Winehouse Foundation one year on

London - Amy Winehouse died July 23 last year. On September 9 the same year, a foundation was established in her memory by her biggest fan.

Demi Moore rushed to hospital

The 49-year-old star was rushed to hospital late on the night of Jan. 24 following a 911 call to be treated for "exhaustion."

New study shows dramatic rise in prescription painkiller abuse

A new US government study shows a dramatic increase in painkiller abuse that cuts across all age, race and ethnic groups as well as in every region of the country.
 

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Sherri Lynn Wilkins  53  at her sentencing hearing for the drunk driving death of Phillip Moreno  31
Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 53, at her sentencing hearing for the drunk driving death of Phillip Moreno, 31
Screen capture from KCAL

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