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Can Teacher-Led Interventions Curb Teen Drinking?

By Ben Feuerherd

Canada trained high school teachers to intervene with "at-risk" students, and it worked. MORE  

Doctors Routinely Miss Signs of Problem Drinking

By McCarton Ackerman

Primary care doctors who rely on instinct alone fail to spot 70% of problem drinkers among their patients. MORE  

Many Doctors Don't Spot Drinking Problems

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Unless they're actually drunk during a check-up, nearly half of problem drinkers go undetected, a study shows. MORE  

How Addicts Are Portrayed on TV

By Sam Lansky

There are more drunks and junkies on the tube than ever before. But that's not always a good thing. MORE  

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