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Famous Drug Movies: A Geographic Re-Telling

Drugs are a central theme in storylines and plots of American movies. Just how often?  Wikipedia lists a whopping 707 movies on their current “List of Drug Films.” These movies often contain road trips as well as drug trips. We mapped out both “trips” and locations of some of the most iconic movies that contain drugs as a…

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The Cost of Your Drinking

Alcohol is a regular ingredient in most people’s social lives. Whether you meet a friend or a date for drinks after work, pass a bottle of wine around the table at a dinner party or stock a cooler with beer for your barbecue, consuming alcohol seems like an innocent, habitual pleasure. However, when you add…

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Alcohol in the Office

Heading out to the bar for happy hour is a common practice for many employees. After working a long, stressful day, some people prefer to sit down with an alcoholic beverage to take the edge off before heading home for the night. But what if companies start providing alcohol at work? Would the same hold true?…

A Day of Drug Use

A Day of Drug Use

An astounding number of young adults use alcohol and illicit drugs every day. In fact, according to NSDUH data, over 4.8 million young adults aged 18 to 25 drank alcohol, and approximately 3.4 million used illicit drugs, on an average day. The data suggests that substance use remains a health problem among this demographic, and the rates…