From Bipolar Disorder to Substance Use
Now there's more evidence to support a link between bipolar disorder and substance use disorder in adolescents, according to a new study.
Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped
Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.
Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens
Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.
Alcohol Often Involved in ER Visits for Prescription Abuse
Alcohol and prescription medications can both be safe in moderation or as prescribed by a doctor. But their abuse and misuse can be dangerous or even deadly, says a new study.
Robin Williams Dead at 63
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.
Guidelines Issued for Drug Testing in Teens
The teenage years are a common time for experimentation, which can include experimenting with alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Many College Students Smoke Pot and Drive
Parents worry about their kids going off to college and drinking and driving. While this is a real concern, there may be another substance they should be worrying about.
Substance Abuse at School May Mean Other Problems
Although it's no secret that teens may experiment with alcohol or marijuana, more than 5 percent of them smoke pot or drink alcohol on school campuses.
Teens Driving Drunk after Riding with Drunk Drivers
It's important to teach teens not to drive while under the influence. But there may be risk factors parents can watch for in doing so.
Energy Drinks Tied to Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens
Energy drinks are popular beverages among teens, but one new study suggests that teens who make these drinks a daily part of their diet may boost their risk of drug and alcohol use.