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Can Smoking Cause Depression?

Researchers have made bold claims about cigarette smoking leading to depression. It has long been known that smokers have higher rates of depression than nonsmokers, but researchers from the...
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[A]Musings of a Spiritual Atheist

Musings of a Spiritual Atheist by Andrew J. Ackerman is a book about the author’s journey from addiction to recovery.  Ackerman, the self-described hard-line “spiritual atheist,” uses the book...
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Facts about Marijuana Use

After a decade of decline, marijuana use has steadily increased among American youth. The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which assesses drug and alcohol use among American...
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