substance abuse

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling ... Read More »

Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development
Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex – and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions – explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behaviour. But an extensive literature review to be published in ... Read More »

Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35
Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that followed a sample of almost 2000 Victorian school children from the age of 14 until the age of 35 found that social disadvantage, anxiety, and licit and illicit ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... 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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