Risky Behaviors & Risky Business
When researchers suggest that kids who listen to their music too loudly are more likely to drink and do drugs, the first thought might be that researchers are uptight.
Computer-Aided Drug Use Prevention
Teens have a tough time hearing warnings from parents and authority figures. Research shows computer education might be the best way to reach kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
Substance Abuse & School Drop Outs
Conflicting evidence makes it tough to know exactly why some kids drop out of school because of drinking and drugs and other kids stick with it. Alcohol may be riskier than smoking pot when it comes to drop out rates.
Why Do Pregnant Women Light Up
Despite the disturbing images being added to cigarette packs and the Surgeon General's warnings against smoking while pregnant, some women are lighting up while pregnant anyway.
Implant to Fight Multi-Drug Addiction
Naltrexone can counteract the effects of heroine or alcohol and can be helpful for people trying to kick addiction. New research suggests it is helpful for people addicted to more than one drug.
Does Marijuana Affect Driving Abilities?
Research may support the theory that stoned drivers are neither reckless risk-takers nor speedy bandits, but who is giving out this information and why? The road is no place to take any chances with any substance.
Teacher Can You Hear Me?
When young children use alcohol and illicit drugs, the effects on their mental health can be lasting and dramatic. Parenting is key to avoiding alcohol and drug use, but teachers can have an effect as well.
Alcohol While Pregnant is Worse Than Cocaine or Pot
Children exposed to as little as half an alcoholic drink a day in utero - even if they didn't have fetal alcohol syndrome - appeared to suffer in their achievement test scores.
Knowledge Aids Prevention for Adopted Youth
If you’re considering adoption or have already adopted, understanding the family history of a child can help predict and possibly prevent psychological struggles.
Headed to College? Grab a Drink!
The U.S. government uncovered that young adults in college struggle with drinking problems more than people of the same age not attending school.