drug addiction

Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits
Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved and intervene before they’re teens, say researchers from the University of Washington. A new, longitudinal study from the UW Social Development Research ... 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 »

How does ice use affect families and what can they do?
How does ice use affect families and what can they do? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Some of the greatest impacts of drug use are on families, but families sometimes feel in a position of little control when it comes to responding. Often they receive mixed messages about what they should do. Ice or crystal meth, ... 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 »

Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, ... Read More »

E-cigarettes new drug of choice
E-cigarettes new drug of choice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During a checkup, physicians and nurses often ask about drinking habits, safe sex practice or cigarette use. Vaping is rarely mentioned. This discussion is urgently needed with teen patients, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks ... Read More »

Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people entering rehab at the Ted Noffs Foundation residential drug and ... Read More »

Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern
Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show that overall, young Australians are doing well. Rates for smoking, single-occasion risky drinking and illicit drug use are decreasing; however, overweight and obesity rates remain high, and fruit ... 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 »

Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy
Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

ICPS researchers examined the outcomes of identifying Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use during pregnancy on women, their partners and their children by consulting widely, and reviewing the literature and existing policies in Australian states and territories relating to the ... Read More »

 
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