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From the November 24, 2008 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


STUDY CONFIRMS RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY HELPS PREVENT TEEN DRUG USE A NEW STUDY from Brigham Young University [Salt Lake City, Utah] sociologists claims religious activity in youths can help curb drug use. Professors Stephen Bahl and John Hoffmann have released an article in the Journal of Drug Issues explaining that a youth's church attendance and prayer can decrease the use of marijuana by 50 percent and similarly decreases binge drinking and smoking.