Know Thy Neighbor… and His Parents
Teenagers' parents can make a difference in whether their kids drink, smoke or use marijuana, based on past research. But the parents of teens' friends play a part too.
Veterans at Risk
Veterans with substance abuse and posttraumatic stress have a higher risk of dying from both injury and health related issues. How can treatment programs address both issues at once?
Monkey See, Monkey Do
What’s the best way to teach kids how to become responsible drinkers in adulthood? Have the family and environment be a good, consistent example.
What About the Children?
Sex! Violence! Drugs! Alcohol! Bullying! Pregnancy! Parenting can feel like a minefield at times, and a recent national poll reveals how important all these child health issues are to adults across the U.S.
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can cause a variety of behavioral problems among children on its own. However, new research is showing a potential connection between ADHD and other issues as these children enter adolescence.
Drug-Alcohol Combo is Dangerous
Substance abuse is risky no matter what. But, when combining drugs with alcohol, the risks for negative health outcomes increases considerably.
Checked Your Teens' Texts Lately?
Who would have thought a text message could put a teen on a sex offender list? Yet this is one of the more extreme possible consequences of the increasing trend of " sexting ."
Eating Disorders, Drinking and Drug Use
Girls with eating disorders could be at risk for other adverse behaviors. Some eating disorders have gone unnoticed because these girls binge or purge just under diagnostic criteria.
Schizophrenia & Substance Abuse
Marijuana, cocaine and alcohol are the most commonly abused substances by schizophrenics. Data on this substance abuse varies widely, muddling the picture.
Teens Do More Drugs During Summer Break
The summer months are a time for rest and relaxation. For some teens though, they can also be a time for risk taking and substance abuse.