Jason’s life is beginning to unravel. His grades have slipped, he’s moody, he doesn’t talk to his friends, and he has stopped showing up for practice. Jason’s friends know he has ...
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Teens risk paying the price for heavy drinking four decades down the line, a new study has warned. Drinking from an early age heightens the risk of liver damage over the ...
By the time Jessica McDonald was 13, she had already started drinking, smoking marijuana and using Adderall — a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — to get high. ...
The younger a teen drinks, the more likely they will become an alcoholic. READ MORE
Science has confirmed teens are vulnerable to binge drinking because their impulse control is not fully developed. Read this article to learn about the dangers of underage drinking. READ MORE…
Just as Americans prepped for July barbecues, scientists at Columbia University dropped a sobering piece of news about the effects of binge drinking. Especially for teens, it can have a lasting ...
The use of electronic cigarettes – or “vaping” – is often thought of as a healthy alternative to smoking regular cigarettes, but that is not the case, Linda Inmon, Extension specialist ...
More teens try alcohol for the first time in June, July and December than during the rest of the year. That makes any time a great time to talk to your ...
A majority of states now allow the use of medical cannabis, and 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for those over the age ...
Many tout vaping as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking, but health experts are now saying, “Not so fast.” In fact, the head of the FDA is calling teen vaping “an ...
Research has consistently shown that indirect parental influences (e.g., permissiveness of drinking) are associated with increased drinking, heavy episodic drinking, and negative alcohol-related consequences. As levels of parental restrictiveness and supervision ...
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most chronic disorders among teenagers. According to a survey, this medical condition affects around 8-10 percent of children and teens. What’s ...
or what seems like an eternity, young people have been told to sow their wild oats in high school or college because after graduation, it’s on to adulthood and there are ...
High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 ...
The Federal Drug Administration is labeling teen use of electronic cigarettes as an epidemic and is connecting it to the use of other drugs. The Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT ...
Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according ...
A new school year means new experiences and new choices for kids. Some of those choices include whether to give in to peer pressure when it comes to drugs and alcohol. ...
Scientists said drinking regularly as a teenage boy triples the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer decades later. A new study findings published in the ‘Cancer Prevention Research journal,’ found that ...
More than 1.1 billion adults worldwide smoke cigarettes and, though laws that limit public and workplace smoking are lessening the amount of exposure to the public, an estimated 9.6 million U.S. ...
WHAT IS DRUGGED DRIVING? Drugged driving is driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. Do you think driving while high is safe? Twenty-two percent of ...
The tobacco and alcohol industries are famous for their attempts to target teenagers, most of whom are too young to legally purchase their addictive products. By targeting young audiences, these industries ...
Kevin and I sit down at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, with ...
Finally, some good news: A new study finds that delinquent behavior among teens is down sharply in the last decade. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or taking part ...
School’s back in session, and it’s time for fall sports, homecoming and other events. When and wherever kids gather, parents often worry about drug and alcohol use. So, how do you ...