Posts Tagged ‘Risky Behavior’

  • As Proms, Graduations And Summer Approach Many Teens Report Driving Under The Influence

    Sep 12, 13 • 2141 Views • Facts and StatsComments Off on As Proms, Graduations And Summer Approach Many Teens Report Driving Under The Influence

    Moms and dads around the country are preparing for big events like proms and graduations.  What they may not be prepared for is the likelihood that their son or daughter may get into a car or behind the wheel after using a substance that impairs their...

  • Teen Sexting - Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups

    Teen Sexting: Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups?

    Sep 10, 13 • 2731 Views • Self Esteem & IdentityComments Off on Teen Sexting: Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups?

    Experts are asking the question: does sexting have different consequences or a different effect for teens of one race over another? New research in the area of sexting and demographics specifically looks at whether or not teens of the black or Hispanic...

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

    Aug 15, 13 • 4697 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...

  • Sexting Won’t Cause Them Any Harm, Teens Say

    Aug 13, 13 • 4341 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Sexting Won’t Cause Them Any Harm, Teens Say

    When it comes to sexting, many teens are living with dangerous beliefs and attitudes, say experts. A recent Hong Kong study says many teens may believe that the harmful consequences of sexting apply mainly to others, rather than their own lives – and that...

  • Teens Developing a Taste for Bud Light

    Teens Developing a Taste for Bud Light

    Aug 12, 13 • 2004 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on Teens Developing a Taste for Bud Light

    It’s no secret that it’s considered “cool” to drink alcohol among certain teens. Those who demonstrate they can do it well generally garner the admiration of their peers. The same group is also likely to develop the problems anti-drinking campaigns...

  • Top 12 Teen Addictions, According to Teen Addicts Themselves

    Aug 9, 13 • 10402 Views • Facts and StatsComments Off on Top 12 Teen Addictions, According to Teen Addicts Themselves

    In a society plagued by addiction and compulsive behavioral problems, it is hardly surprising to find that adolescents are well represented on the roll call of dependency. But the predictability of this unfortunate situation doesn’t make it any less tragic...

  • How Much Does College Culture Really Influence Binge Drinking?

    Aug 5, 13 • 2248 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on How Much Does College Culture Really Influence Binge Drinking?

    Despite the fact that fewer young people are abusing alcohol, the problem of binge drinking on college campuses has continued to grow. It may not surprise most to learn that alcohol is the No. 1 abused substance on college campuses. However it may take some...

  • Substance Abuse: Teenagers and Risky Behavior

    Jul 8, 13 • 3484 Views • Featured, Substance AbuseComments Off on Substance Abuse: Teenagers and Risky Behavior

    Why do teenagers pull crazy stunts and engage in high-risk behaviors? Some have suggested that teens engage in risk-taking due to peer pressure and influence. Others have claimed that risk-taking is just one step in overall healthy brain and personality...