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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...
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Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to winWhat do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know this scenario: You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps throwing back a few drinks. But you...
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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winFor more than 35 years, Cindy W., a 50-year-old student at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, smoked about a pack a day.“I smoked for stress relief,” she says....
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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...
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The power of placebo: Is it the alcohol – or is it partly in...

Rate this article and enter to winThe minimum legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.Anyone who has tried alcohol knows that it affects how we feel, communicate, and behave. After a...
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Personal mixology: Your body, your life, your limits

Rate this article and enter to winNot all of us can handle the same amount of alcohol. Different body types, genes, minds, and experiences affect our tolerance. Here, five students talk about their relationship...
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a long, hard day some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal. We’re over the legal drinking age. We can...
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The gritty truth behind cigars and chewing tobacco

Rate this article and enter to winMost people know about the addictive qualities and cancer risks of cigarettes, but what about cigars and chewing tobacco?Cigars One cigar contains 5–17 grams of tobacco. That can be...
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Drinking differences : Reveal the reality of your body’s reactions

Rate this article and enter to winThere are many students who don’t drink alcohol, and the majority of those who do make choices that keep their health and overall well-being in mind. When you’re...