It is both astonishing and discouraging to realize the lengths to which some will go in order to get high; or to at least experience some vague approximation of a high. Most unfortunate of all it seems to be young people in particular who are willing to try just about anything, if there is even [...]
Parents are often concerned about the choices their teens make related to substance use. They think of the consequences associated with drugs and alcohol and wonder if their children are capable of understanding the impact that poor choices could make on their lives.
Smokeless tobacco is a general term for tobacco products that enter the bloodstream without prior burning in cigarettes, pipes or cigars. Forms of this tobacco include chewing tobacco and a product called snuff. People who use smokeless products have lower risks for lung cancer than smokers; however, they have increased risks for a number of [...]
As a parent, realizing your teen might have a problem with drugs or alcohol can be extremely scary. You may be unsure if they truly are addicted, how to get them help if they are, and how to keep them away from drugs or alcohol once they get help. Knowing the warning signs and how [...]
Doctors already know sex, drugs and drinking are prevalent with young people but a recent study proposes loud music should be added to the list as well.
As state and federal budgets get crunched, school administrators have to decide the best way to allocate school funds. With less funding, some programs will be in jeopardy. At the recent Blueprints for Violence Prevention conference, researchers came together to make sure that drug prevention programs would not be put on the chopping block.
There is a tremendous amount of peer pressure for our youth today to have the ideal body image. Young adults trying to maintain this kind of physique may see celebrities, peers and mentors using or endorsing different nutritional supplements or appearance and performance enhancing drugs.
Teenagers are now using marijuana more than alcohol, according to the latest Monitoring the Future Survey performed in conjunction with the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Cybersex is making new headlines in connection with Facebook, and generating alarm about games that are geared toward children and teens but involve cybersex between virtual characters.
Teenagers are the target of millions of advertisements, and strangely, some of the advertisements are not even for products they are allowed to use. While industry regulations curtail some of the problem, many companies are still advertising adult products in full view of kids, with advertisements aired when kids are likely to be watching television.