Many times in life, you are going to be pressured into doing something you don’t want to. Your teenage years are no exception. In fact, this is a time in your ...
Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem, because misuse can lead to addiction, and even overdose deaths. For teens, it is a growing problem: -After marijuana and alcohol, ...
As a young person you are faced with many challenges. However, very few have the potential to affect your life in a more significant way than the decisions you make about ...
When you start wondering if you are addicted to drugs – alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, cigarettes – it’s time to start thinking about taking action. That really means getting the right kind ...
You are at risk of rape on campus, at parties, and nightclubs from sexual predators using date rape drugs. What exactly are date rape drugs? Any substance that renders you incapable ...
Did you know that teen marijuana use has dropped dramatically since the late 1990s? So, if you were thinking everyone smokes marijuana, they don’t. Statistics show that about 7 percent, or ...
Because a child’s body is still growing, teens and youth are vulnerable to its deadly effects. Smoking by children and adolescents hastens the onset of lung function decline during late adolescence ...
People under 21 in Jefferson City can no longer buy tobacco products. But Jefferson City is the 11th city or county in Missouri to pass this ordinance, leaving many to wonder ...
Teen drug use in the United States is in decline. A government study finds that the overall use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances dropped among American teens last ...
Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of the United States. There are many chemicals found in tobacco or created by burning it (as in cigarettes), ...
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed a scary reason why teens are ending up in the ER: overdoses from prescription and illicit drugs, specifically opioids and heroin. Prescription opioids ...
Message for Teenagers Know the law. Marijuana, hallucinogens, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, and many other substance are illegal. Depending on where you are caught, you could face high fines and jail time. ...
Today’s teens are connected more than ever, thanks to the trend of social media. With a constant stream of statuses, photos and videos, these teens have access to information that they ...
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
If you’re a teen or young adult, it may seem like a lot of fun to get high or drunk. When you look at your friends who are intoxicated, they don’t ...
Playing team sports in high school may not influence whether or not teens use heroin or abuse prescription drugs, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 21,000 high ...
That’s the heartening finding from a new survey by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Fewer teens are using illegal drugs than ever before, the survey found, and fewer ...
Teen drug use is largely on the decline, with one notable exception — marijuana. Nearly 23 percent of high school seniors reported using marijuana in the past month, according to new ...
Parents should be aware that if they have kids who are involved in athletics in school, there is a chance that they become addicted to drugs like opioids and other painkiller ...
Years ago I read an article in Reader’s Digest about a young boy who accidentally overdosed on his grandmother’s prescription medications. She had been storing her medications in an easily accessible ...
Teen addictions are increasing drastically in the United States. Based on a recent study, there is 15 percent of teens engaging in substance abuse, and 15.5 percent of teens have smoked, ...
Here’s a sobering fact: One in four teens involved in a fatal collision tests positive for marijuana. It’s a devastating, preventable loss. Young drivers, inexperienced by definition, are already at significantly ...
Marijuana has been around for decades, but something more deadly has entered the high school scene: prescription drugs. Painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet are now the second-most used drugs among ...
Before teenagers open the bathroom cabinet and pop open a medicine bottle that isn’t theirs, is there a way to target at-risk teens and prevent addictive behavior? A program called Preventure ...
U.S. teens seem to be losing interest in smoking cigarettes and cigars, a new federal report finds. The same can’t be said of e-cigarettes. Fewer students reported trying cigarettes or cigars ...
Neil King is a junior studying clinical psychology at Augsburg College and says his life changed at 13 years old when he tried drugs for the first time. “My friend got ...
Officials say a campaign to prevent teen smoking in Kansas City is progressing faster than expected. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2aG3rHa ) reports that a local campaign called Tobacco 21 began ...
Having a loved one struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming. Your desire to help absolutely comes from the right place, but it can feel impossible to know what do ...
A large, unregulated wilderness therapy program treats thousands of teenagers each year. When I was 17, I was one of them. by Emmett Rensin on July 7, 2016 Read More
Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products — including protein powders, steroids and diet pills — are ...