alcohol abuse

Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report
Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, a review by Curtin University has found. The report, released today, also concluded that alcohol ... Read More »

School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol
School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

School leavers who feel they are unable to refuse offers of alcoholic drinks plan to drink significantly more alcohol at end-of-school celebrations than those who are confident in saying no, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published ... Read More »

Parents who supply teens with booze increasing risk of heavy drinking
Parents who supply teens with booze increasing risk of heavy drinking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents supplying their teens with alcohol are not only fuelling underage drinking but are increasing the risk that their children and their children’s friends will drink heavily. Australia-first research led by Dr Gary Chan from The University of Queensland’s Centre ... Read More »

Ambulance calls show teen excess alcohol consumption
Ambulance calls show teen excess alcohol consumption (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Underage and young females were so intoxicated from alcohol they needed urgent medical assistance more often than young men in 2016, the latest State-wide ambulance call-out figures released by St John Ambulance WA and the McCusker Centre for Action on ... Read More »

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published ... Read More »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet
Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US
Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana than in recent decades. “Our analysis shows that public health ... Read More »

 
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