Posts Tagged ‘Prevention’

  • Teens and Internet Cyberbullying Risks-Computer Monitering and Parents

    Many Students Blind To Internet Risks, Study Finds

    Sep 30, 13 • 2292 Views • Internet Risk/AddictionComments Off on Many Students Blind To Internet Risks, Study Finds

    Cyberbullying is a common term for bullying behaviors conducted through social media and other forms of modern communication, rather than through face-to-face encounters or other personal interactions. For several reasons, this modern form of bullying may...

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

    Sep 27, 13 • 2530 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...

  • Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Sep 26, 13 • 1884 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Children who grow up in a difficult home environment, enduring pain associated with domestic violence or economic hardship, are at an increased risk for developing problems with substance abuse and various health problems. Childhood adversity, says a study...

  • Tracking Prescriptions Could Ease Epidemic

    Sep 25, 13 • 1789 Views • NewsComments Off on Tracking Prescriptions Could Ease Epidemic

    Congress gets its share of criticism but health officials are applauding a recent attempt in the House of Representatives to address the prescription drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives a year. Some conservatives aren’t happy about this bill,...

  • Social Media Giants Take Action Against Self-Harm Content

    Sep 20, 13 • 2293 Views • Self Esteem & IdentityComments Off on Social Media Giants Take Action Against Self-Harm Content

    Thinspiration and pro-anorexia content in social media has been a hot topic of debate. While social networks want to safeguard people’s freedom of speech and expression, they also want to protect young, vulnerable viewers who might be influenced by posts...

  • Teens Exposed to Fewer Substance Use Prevention Messages Over Last Decade

    Sep 6, 13 • 2508 Views • FeaturedComments Off on Teens Exposed to Fewer Substance Use Prevention Messages Over Last Decade

    Research has shown that parents have a key role to play in helping their child make good decisions related to using drugs and alcohol. In addition, schools and the media can also be a positive influence as a vehicle to deliver information about the dangers...

  • Talking to Freshmen About Substance and Alcohol Use

    Talking to Freshmen About Substance Use

    Aug 30, 13 • 2111 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on Talking to Freshmen About Substance Use

    Most parents will have spoken to their children about drug and alcohol use many years before they reach adulthood and prepare to leave home. If your child is about to enter college and you have not yet spoken to him or her about substance use on campuses, it...

  • Obesity war on children and eating disorders

    Could the Obesity Battle Create Eating Disorders in Children?

    Aug 28, 13 • 2356 Views • Eating DisordersComments Off on Could the Obesity Battle Create Eating Disorders in Children?

    The statistics regarding obese and overweight Americans are staggering and we have been seeing numbers rise for many years now. According to the U.S. government, 68 percent of all American adults are overweight or obese and nearly 34 percent are obese. The...

  • Can ADHD Lead to Substance Abuse in Adolescents?

    Aug 6, 13 • 2331 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Can ADHD Lead to Substance Abuse in Adolescents?

    Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a challenging diagnosis to live with, whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself or you have a child with the disorder. While there are many issues with which families of ADHD children need to be concerned,...

  • Why Are Prescription Drug Overdoses Growing Rapidly?

    Jul 31, 13 • 1954 Views • Prescription Drug AddictionComments Off on Why Are Prescription Drug Overdoses Growing Rapidly?

    It used to be that when Americans thought about fighting against drugs we envisioned the jungles of Columbia and the farming slopes of Peru or Bolivia. The person who died from a drug overdose was, in our collective imagination, a person strung out on hard,...