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Obama: Race Plays Role in Shifting Perception of Addiction

President Obama said Tuesday more attention is being paid to addiction as a health issue now that it is seen as an increasing threat to white communities, The Washington Post reports. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Obama said addiction should be seen as…

Minorities Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment in Many States

A state-by-state analysis of substance abuse treatment programs finds that in many states, minorities are less likely than whites to successfully complete substance abuse programs. The analysis found significant disparities among states with regard to racial and ethnic differences. Overall, 46.25 percent of whites, 45.6 percent of Latinos, and 37.5…

‘Owning’ a Darker Skin Can Positively Impact Racial Bias, Study Finds

Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when white Caucasians are under the illusion that they have a dark skin, their racial bias changes in a positive way. In the study that was funded by the European Research Council and published today in Cognition, the team used the tried…