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Teenagers who use heroin are usually poly-drug users, finds study
  Teenagers who use heroin are usually poly-drug users, finds study
Posted inTeens

Amid the ongoing opioid crisis affecting all the age groups, including teens, across the United States, a recent study by researchers from the New York University (NYU) has brought to light some startling facts related to heroin abuse among high school students. According to the study published recently in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, […]

Risk for alcohol and drug use higher among Native American youth, says study
  Risk for alcohol and drug use higher among Native American youth, says study
Posted inAlcohol

Native adolescents in the United States are more prone to alcohol and drug abuse compared to non-native adolescents, said a recent study. The research, conducted by the social scientists at the Colorado State University (CSU), found that the probability of using cannabis was 4.8 times higher among native eighth graders and 1.6 times higher among […]

Sober programs at US universities doing a great deal in supporting students recovering from addiction
  Sober programs at US universities doing a great deal in supporting students recovering from addiction
Posted inAddiction

Groups of college students hanging out in a bar and binge drinking is quite a common sight these days. This, despite the fact that the United States has the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21. Alcohol and drugs have thus gained easy access to college campuses. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug […]

Pot use during teen years can lead to drug abuse later, finds study
  Pot use during teen years can lead to drug abuse later, finds study
Posted inMarijuana

Contrary to the popular notion that developing addiction takes time and does not vary among people in different age groups, a recent study by the Université de Montréal has come out with a completely different observation. The research has found that boys who start smoking marijuana before attaining the age of 15 are more likely […]

Salvia, a uniquely terrifying drug of abuse
  Salvia, a uniquely terrifying drug of abuse
Posted inAddiction

A potent hallucinogenic herb, Salvia divinorum or salvia has been used for hundreds of years by the Mazatec Indians, living in Oaxaca, Mexico for healing and divination. What makes the drug unique is its ability to make its users experience both psychological and physiological effects. However, for some, the drug does not seem to induce […]

Unintentional and accidental exposure to stimulants among US teens on the rise, says study
  Unintentional and accidental exposure to stimulants among US teens on the rise, says study

The use of stimulant drugs, most frequently abused by teens, has risen in recent years. This trend is one of the major causes behind drug overdose cases among American teens. Often prescribed to teens for fatigue, sleep disorders or depression, stimulant drugs are also prescribed for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to a recent […]

Physically active teens more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs as they turn adults, says study
  Physically active teens more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs as they turn adults, says study

An important part of one’s developing years and a major contributing factor toward a healthy adult life, high-intensity exercise is known to provide superior health benefits – both physical and psychological – to teenagers. However, a recent study by the Royal Australian and New Zealand School of Psychiatrists seems to say otherwise. According to the […]

Tackling eating disorders in teen boys
  Tackling eating disorders in teen boys
Posted ineating disorders

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with women. Though the prevalence of this mental disorder is high among the fairer gender, it does not mean that males are immune to the problem. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), nearly 10 million men in the United States suffer from some form of eating disorder at […]

Sticker campaign to remind adults of consequences of underage drinking
  Sticker campaign to remind adults of consequences of underage drinking
Posted inAlcohol

In an effort to tackle underage drinking in Utah County, the Sheriff’s Office, along with Utah County Health Department Prevention Program and Parents Empowered, has launched a program to remind parents and other guardians of the dangers of underage drinking and the risks associated with offering alcohol to minors. The new campaign requires the deputies […]

Screen-Free Week: Tips to keep kids away from smart-screens
  Screen-Free Week: Tips to keep kids away from smart-screens
Posted inParenting

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today – Barbara Johnson Delta resident Tanya Moore lives by the above saying. Like all mothers, she too was sick and tired of seeing her kids glued to screens, be it of smartphones, computers or televisions, all the time. But unlike […]

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