Posts Tagged ‘Underage Drinking’

  • The Secret Drinker Hides Addiction Well

    Sep 24, 13 • 2766 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on The Secret Drinker Hides Addiction Well

    Ethanol is a tiny molecule that’s part of every alcoholic cocktail, brew, wine and whiskey. The effects of the ethanol are what some drinkers seek as they partake in an alcoholic beverage, while others drink for the taste. Regardless of the reason, some...

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

    Sep 12, 13 • 2006 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...

  • The Connection Between Lower Drinking Age and Binge Drinking

    Sep 9, 13 • 3368 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on The Connection Between Lower Drinking Age and Binge Drinking

    Some lawmakers believe that young adults who have been introduced to alcohol at earlier ages may respect it more and not abuse it with gluttony when they move away to college and away from restrictions at home. These lawmakers believe that lowering the...

  • Talking to Freshmen About Substance and Alcohol Use

    Talking to Freshmen About Substance Use

    Aug 30, 13 • 1904 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...

  • Teens Developing a Taste for Bud Light

    Teens Developing a Taste for Bud Light

    Aug 12, 13 • 1818 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 • 9106 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 • 2093 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...

  • 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...

  • Substance Abuse: Teenagers and Risky Behavior

    Jul 8, 13 • 3283 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...