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Preventing Drug Abuse in Kids
Parents have to handle all kinds of issues with their kids. Here is a helpful guide to positive parenting techniques to help keep kids on the right track.
Drug of Choice Becoming Pills
What’s more common: street drug abuse or prescription opioid abuse? Based on the numbers alone, shifts in drug choice appear to be shaping abuse.
Homeless Youth Interventions
When homeless youths use drugs and alcohol—they are at much higher risks for associated health problems. Nurse-led interventions may be a cost-effective way to encourage sobriety.
Know Thy Neighbor… and His Parents
Teenagers' parents can make a difference in whether their kids drink, smoke or use marijuana, based on past research. But the parents of teens' friends play a part too.
Pot Withdrawal, No Joke
No, withdrawal from marijuana isn’t as serious as that from heroin. But, that doesn’t mean marijuana withdrawal symptoms shouldn’t be taken into consideration for those trying to quit.
Why Do Some Teens Party Harder?
Some kids are shy and others are super outgoing. Babies with behavioral inhibition tend to have riskier behavior as teens and can often include substance use.
Opioid Safety With Health 2.0
There’s an app for everything these days! There’s even an app to help doctors prescribe opioids more safely. A doctor in Canada designed an iOS application to help doctors prescribe opioids  in a safer way.
The Abuse Is Past But Effects Linger
The impact of child abuse doesn't end when a child escapes an abusive environment. But knowing their future risks of health issues can help abused individuals seek treatment early.
Pain is More Than Expensive
The U.S. economy feels the impact of lower worker production and higher healthcare costs due to chronic pain. What can be done to help patients feel better and get back to work?
Veterans at Risk
Veterans with substance abuse and posttraumatic stress have a higher risk of dying from both injury and health related issues. How can treatment programs address both issues at once?