Pot-Proofing Kids

Pot-Proofing Kids

Kids and marijuana don’t mix, as Dr. David Sack noted in a Los Angeles Times commentary, yet relaxed marijuana laws are making youth access to the drug easier than ever. Calls to poison control centers are increasing, emergency room visits are up, and the young are increasingly viewing marijuana as no big deal. The reality […]

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson While smoking and risky sex have decreased among teens, a recent story in the Los Angeles Times called texting the “addiction du jour” for this age group. In fact, texting while driving has become one of the riskiest activities anyone, not just teenagers, can take part in. Pew surveys have found that […]

Can You Get Addicted To Facebook?

Can You Get Addicted To Facebook?

Facebook is the enormously popular social media site used by more than half of all U.S. adults and more than two-thirds of U.S. preteens and teenagers. Some individuals use the site so frequently that researchers have begun to wonder if excessive Facebook use might qualify as a form of addiction. In a study published in […]

Why Is Drug Use On The Rise In The U.K.?

Why Is Drug Use On The Rise In The U.K.?

The U.S. and the United Kingdom have long shared similar cultural elements and societal values. The English founded our country, so this comes as no surprise. One way in which our two countries are currently paralleling one another is in drug use. Here in the U.S., use of illicit drugs has been rising. Popular substances […]