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 ...
Irondequoit, N.Y. – On Saturday, the Saint Paul Fire Department took a unique approach to combat teen drug use. Using a simulation room, the department showed parents how to spot signs ...
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation’s 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last ...
According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are engaging in fewer risky behaviors than their Gen X parents did. ...
Lots of teRead Moreens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts ...
Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, new data show. The latest report on teen smoking ...
Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering. A lot of times, a simple ...
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, ...