Posts Tagged ‘Drug Addiction’

  • Study Illustrates Importance Of Effective Treatment For Girls Addicted To Meth

    Sep 27, 13 • 2285 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Study Illustrates Importance Of Effective Treatment For Girls Addicted To Meth

    Adolescent girls have multiple pressures in their lives, including academic requirements, social stressors and developmental changes that have a significant impact both mentally and physically. When girls in this age group are confronted with serious...

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    The Recovery High School Movement: An Introduction

    Aug 23, 13 • 2271 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on The Recovery High School Movement: An Introduction

    The risk of relapse is something that all recovering addicts and alcoholics must confront. But for adolescents who are attempting to overcome chemical dependency, the statistics are especially depressing and discouraging: 80% of all teens who go through a...

  • Lindsay Lohan’s Antics and the Effect on Teen Girls

    Aug 15, 13 • 4345 Views • Celebrity Substance AbuseComments Off on Lindsay Lohan’s Antics and the Effect on Teen Girls

    The women who are famous and who capture the most media attention are the train wrecks. Years ago it was Paris Hilton and her DUIs, cocaine possession arrests, and of course her infamous sex tape. Kim Kardashian’s fame also began with a sex tape. For the...

  • The Strong Association Between the Use of Both Tobacco and Marijuana in Young Adults

    Jul 29, 13 • 1961 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on The Strong Association Between the Use of Both Tobacco and Marijuana in Young Adults

    The push to legalize marijuana in many areas of the country has led to questions about how widespread marijuana use may impact other areas of physical and mental health. One common concern is that marijuana use may encourage the use of other types of...

  • Using Adderall as a Study Drug Can Prove Deadly

    Jul 26, 13 • 2203 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Using Adderall as a Study Drug Can Prove Deadly

    Our society has become one that rewards achievement at all costs. Many athletes, students, and workers in stressful occupations have faced moments where they feel the need to artificially augment their abilities. Whether it’s inching ahead of the...

  • Study Finds Adolescent ADHD Tied to Substance Abuse

    Jul 24, 13 • 2212 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Study Finds Adolescent ADHD Tied to Substance Abuse

    If you are a doctor treating or a parent caring for a child with ADHD, there is something you should know. Those with ADHD carry a higher risk of drug, alcohol and tobacco use than peers who don’t share their diagnosis. A Futurity article details a study...

  • Drinking and Drug Use: Adolescent Perceptions Are Changing – For Better and For Worse

    Jul 23, 13 • 4021 Views • Facts and StatsComments Off on Drinking and Drug Use: Adolescent Perceptions Are Changing – For Better and For Worse

    Did adolescents change in the decade spanning 2002 to 2011? Were they receiving enough messages at home and in school regarding the dangers of substance abuse that they no longer needed them from media sources? According to a Newswise report, the percentage...