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American Drinking Habits
In 2017, the public conversation around America’s use and abuse of substances focused squarely on the opioid crisis, an ever-deepening disaster that claims 91 lives each day. But beyond this justified public outcry, an older and more subtle foe has also made its deadly force clear: alcohol. According to recent epidemiological research, rates of alcohol […]
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Drug Mules: Trafficking by the Numbers
Despite a continued effort among many nations to crack down on drug trafficking, the misuse of illicit drugs continues at an alarming rate. This is especially true of opioids. According to the CDC, the U.S. saw a 137% increase in drug overdose-related deaths between 2000 and 2014. This increase in drug use is paralleled by […]
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The Morning After
In this article we take a closer look at black outs and hangovers due to alcohol consumption. How many of us regularly black out after a night out and do we perceive black outs and hangovers as a sign of a good or bad night?
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Fake ID Flow
Teens may be tempted to buy fake I.D cards to get into nightclubs or partake in underage drinking. This report shows why the risk is not worth it.
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Drunk Like Don Draper
This infographic quantifies the amount of alcohol Don Draper drinks in a season of “Mad Men” to exemplify the dangerous consequences of overconsumption and potential for alcoholism.
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Visualizing the Opiate Epidemic
These time lapse maps of the U.S. explore how opioid use has transformed into an epidemic over a 10 year period.
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What Would You Give Up for Alcohol?
We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to see just how important alcohol is to them. The majority of people said they would give up going to the movies for a month before they gave up alcohol while only 10% said they would give up their car.
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Drugs and Music Festivals
We use social media posts to track the most documented substances at popular music festivals around the world. Some festivals result in more drug mentions than others, with Coachella being one of them.
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American Drinking Habits
Which U.S. states have the highest rates of alcohol consumption? Read this piece to find out and to compare these rates with previous years.
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Facing Addiction
Facing addiction alone can be a harrowing experience. We gathered first-hand testimonials from individuals who took on detox without medical assistance for an unflinching look at the difficult realities of withdrawal.
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Dangerous Drug Cocktails
Dangerous drug combinations lead to thousands of calls to poison control centers every year. This report charts which substances are involved in the most hotline calls and explores the often fatal consequences of drug cocktails.
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Drinking In America
Do drinking habits vary by age, race, and geographic location? Our data confirms that America’s drinking norms are not unanimous.
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Drug Questions on Yahoo! Answers
We often turn to online forums for “expert” opinion, but are we really finding accurate information? This report breaks down drug-related questions and responses on Yahoo Answers to determine if online forums are a place for reliable answers.
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