Research shows that the main reason that kids don’t use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is because of their parents — because of their positive influence and because they know it would ...
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, ...
Graphing calculators are doing a lot more than just plugging numbers and plotting graphs these days, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, which says some teens are also using the calculators ...
The Old Drug Talk Parents looking to talk to their children about drugs may recall the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Reinforcement Education) programs taught in schools. But after a generation of D.A.R.E. ...
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 ...
It’s a display that could save a life. And with drug and alcohol abuse taking hundreds of lives in the St. Louis area every year, it’s a display every parent should ...
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 ...
How do you know if your teen is abusing cough or cold medicines? Experts say the signs of teen drug abuse or misuse tend to be the same, regardless of the ...
Some of the most common concerns for parents of adolescents are tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The pressure to experiment with these substances can come from friends and peers. If you suspect ...
The rates of teen drinking and drug use in the United States and the UK have fallen over the last 10 years. According to the New York Times, researchers are attributing ...
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 ...
Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your teen’s life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid drug abuse. Teens who experiment with drugs ...
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 ...
As 2017 begins, we are still facing a crisis of addiction in this country. Major steps are being taken, but there is still work to be done. Because the issue is ...
One in four high school teens who have used e-cigarettes have also tried a potentially dangerous new vaping method called “dripping” — dropping e-cigarette liquid directly onto the hot coils of ...
Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more at risk for alcohol and marijuana use, concludes the results of research published this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This ...
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 ...
Have ever looked at your teenager and wondered: “Why does my teen do that?” This has become a regular thought in my household lately. From mood swings to risk taking, “normal ...
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 ...
America’s teens are smoking and drinking less as well as consuming few drugs, according to an annual survey measuring teen substance abuse in the U.S., and some experts credit effective parenting ...
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 ...
Many teens give in to peer pressure because they want to feel accepted and liked by their peers. While this is a natural tendency among many young people, there are preventative ...
New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) discovered ...
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 ...
There are numerous reasons why teens try drugs. However, experimenting with drugs does not necessarily lead to addiction. One study found that 75 percent of high school students have tried an ...