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Psychiatric disorders genetically linked to drug use

Apart from environmental factors, such as stress and social relationships, a person's genetic make-up can also contribute to their vulnerability to substance involvement and psychiatric disorders, says a study.

Parental substance use may affect children's behaviour

Children whose parents use drugs and misuse alcohol are three times more likely to be physically, sexually or emotionally abused and four times more likely to be neglected than their peers.

Drug-use may damage ability to choose right from wrong

There is strong link between drug use and criminal behaviour, but it is not known whether the criminal behaviour is in part a result of the drugs' effects on brain function.

Tom Hanks' son opens up about drug use, rehab

Tom Hanks' son opens up about drug use, rehab

Hollywood star Tom Hanks' rapper son Chet Haze is hoping his sobriety battle will help others struggling to kick substance abuse problems.

Dubai ruler's son Sheikh Rashid's death raises questions about drug use, sex parties

Dubai ruler's son Sheikh Rashid's death raises questions about drug use, sex parties

The eldest son of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum who was just 33-year-old died after apparently dying of a heart attack at home on Friday.