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Filling Prescriptions Before It’s Time
One of the more difficult forms of drug abuse to control among teens is prescription drug abuse. Prescription drugs, like stimulants prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be abused for recreational purposes. 
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 ."
Approaching Painkillers Differently
What if painkillers killed pain without getting people high? People without pain would feel nothing and people with pain would feel pain-free and clearheaded.
Drug Abuse & PTSD
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder can be tough when adding in substance dependence. New treatment methods have shown promise in helping both issues.
Two-Drug Combo Against Cocaine
As of right now, there are no drugs on the market to help with cocaine addiction. By combining two drugs already on the market, scientists may have found the solution.
Marijuana & Anxiety
The human brain is still in a state of rapid development during the teen years. Can using marijuana disrupt normal brain growth? A recent study followed a group of teens for 15 years to see how marijuana affected their mental health.
Teen Steroid Abuse
Steroid abuse is always bad, but for teens the damage can be more serious and last longer. Steroids can change the way an adolescent’s brain develops and vital organs function.
Diverted Medical Marijuana
Regulations in Colorado have not been successful in keeping teens in substance abuse treatment programs from illegally getting their hands on medical marijuana. But can new laws really help?
Ecstasy is Bad for the Memory
What exactly does ecstasy do to the brain? Everyone has a different answer, but now science provides some clarity.
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.