Archive for the ‘Substance Abuse’ Category

  • What’s The Impact Of Mixing Alcohol And Marijuana On Driving

    What’s The Impact Of Mixing Alcohol And Marijuana On Driving?

    Jul 18, 14 • 1920 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on What’s The Impact Of Mixing Alcohol And Marijuana On Driving?

    There have been extensive studies on the effects of alcohol on drivers, and research has also analyzed the ways that marijuana may impact driving proficiency. However, the legalization of marijuana may significantly increase the instances in which alcohol and...

  • Social, Friend Influence On Binge Drinking And Marijuana Use

    If Your Friends Drink, Smoke Pot, Odds Are You Will, Too

    Jul 15, 14 • 2320 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on If Your Friends Drink, Smoke Pot, Odds Are You Will, Too

    Binge drinking and marijuana use are two of the most common forms of substance intake in the U.S. Current evidence shows that involvement in both of these risky behaviors stems from a number of potential risk factors, including...

  • Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol

    Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol?

    Apr 25, 14 • 2865 Views • Substance Abuse, UncategorizedComments Off on Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol?

    Drinking and drug use are significant problems for a large number of American teenagers. However, not all teens begin or continue their involvement in substance use for the same reasons. In a study published in December 2013 in the journal Psychology of...

  • Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs

    Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs?

    Apr 22, 14 • 2514 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs?

    Are teens using drugs just to party? Not according to studies which say most teens use drugs in order to help them deal with problems. In 2008 The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reported that 73 percent of teens say they use drugs in order to handle...

  • Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents

    Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents?

    Mar 21, 14 • 4215 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents?

    Kids who grow up financially disadvantaged face challenges and stresses that wealthier children never know. Those early struggles put them at greater risk for some negative behaviors,...

  • Why Are Welfare Teens At Increased Risk For Drug Use |Teen Drug Rehab

    Why Are Welfare Teens At Increased Risk For Drug Use?

    Feb 27, 14 • 2050 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Are Welfare Teens At Increased Risk For Drug Use?

    A newly published study found that teens that are in the welfare system face an increased risk of drug abuse. While the risk factor for the teens was above average, the news was not all bad because teens whose...

  • Why Drug Risk Scare Tactics Do Little To Deter Young Teen Users

    Why Drug Risk “Scare Tactics” Do Little To Deter Young Users

    Feb 19, 14 • 2086 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Drug Risk “Scare Tactics” Do Little To Deter Young Users

    For decades, strategies to prevent drug use have centered on warnings about negative consequences, including the famous “This is your brain on drugs” fried egg commercial. There were also the posters showing healthy, pink lungs next to ones exposed to...

  • Substance Use Among New England Youth | Rhode Island Teen Drug Use

    Substance Use Among New England Youth…What’s Unique About It?

    Feb 6, 14 • 2157 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Substance Use Among New England Youth…What’s Unique About It?

    The youth of Rhode Island were recently surveyed on their alcohol and drug use, among other issues, and the town of East Greenwich published the data hoping the community would better understand the seriousness of substance abuse. The Brown University study,...

  • Are Impulsive Teens At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse

    Are Impulsive Teens At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse?

    Jan 28, 14 • 2237 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Are Impulsive Teens At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse?

    Teen substance abuse is a problem that is becoming all too familiar. They may try a number of different substances including cigarettes, alcohol, prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and illegal drugs. Substance abuse occurs for several different...

  • Teens Who Use Marijuana Or Alcohol At Greater Risk For Head Injury

    Why Are Teens Who Use Marijuana Or Alcohol At Greater Risk For Head Injury?

    Jan 16, 14 • 2265 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Are Teens Who Use Marijuana Or Alcohol At Greater Risk For Head Injury?

    Concussion, traumatic brain injury, and TBI are all words to describe the same thing; a hard blow to the head which rattles the brain.  It was once an injury expected among football players (hence the helmets) but not really so much to be found among teens...