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Teenagers who use heroin are usually poly-drug users, finds study
06-13   Teenagers who use heroin are usually poly-drug users, finds study
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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, […]

Depression more common among teenage girls than boys, says study
09-22   Depression more common among teenage girls than boys, says study
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Research has revealed that teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to depressive disorders. Now, a recent British study suggests that depression is more common among teenage girls than boys. The findings of the research indicated that roughly 25 percent of girls may exhibit symptoms of depression before they turn 14 years old. For the […]

International Day of Friendship: When a simple “NO” is enough to fight peer pressure to take drugs
07-28   International Day of Friendship: When a simple “NO” is enough to fight peer pressure to take drugs

An adolescent’s life is fraught with many challenges, including those that arise from succumbing to peer pressure. Being part of a peer group can have advantages like discussing issues with other like-minded people, however, there can be a downside to this as well. While the benefits of being in the company of someone who empathizes […]

Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ mistakes may push teens to abuse drugs
07-17   Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ mistakes may push teens to abuse drugs

The problem of drug abuse among American teenagers is rampant despite new guidelines and directions put in place to curb the rising trend. Experts are stressing on the need to understand factors that propel teens to try out drugs. While considerations like curiosity, peer pressure or motivation to experiment may be responsible for such a […]

Know why drug tests are important for teenagers
07-10   Know why drug tests are important for teenagers

Teenagers getting addicted to drugs is becoming increasingly common now. Easy access to illicit substances, coupled with the availability of ample information on the internet has fueled instances of substance misuse. Despite parents keeping a strict eye on the whereabouts of their wards and being more attentive to their upbringing, some teenagers may still experiment […]

PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently
06-30   PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently

Adolescence is marked by a sense of independence and is embedded with distressing experiences that can give rise to insecurity and trauma among the younger generation. And untreated traumatic expressions can temporarily disrupt adolescents’ abilities to function normally in their daily lives. Trauma affects teens and adolescents differently from adults and prior studies have indicated […]

Low parent disapproval can trigger greater marijuana use among young people, says study
06-01   Low parent disapproval can trigger greater marijuana use among young people, says study

Marijuana is the most commonly misused and abused drug by Americans who believe that the drug is a panacea for all kinds of disorders, including chronic pain and grievous mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Factors like an increasing number of people in the U.S. succumbing to opioid overdoses and the long queues […]

International Children’s Day: Excessive smartphone use may hamper teen mental health
06-01   International Children’s Day: Excessive smartphone use may hamper teen mental health

Technology has made the use of smartphones more pervasive. In fact, the widespread use of technology and smartphones is not limited to any particular age group and an increasing number of kids and teens are now using them. According to a 2015 survey by the Pew Research Center, in the United States, 73 percent teens […]

Identifying teens’ uncommon hiding places for drugs
05-26   Identifying teens’ uncommon hiding places for drugs

Drug misuse and abuse are a growing health concern among teenagers, with most of them showing an increasing inclination to abuse drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin. The teens do not realize that the abuse of various substances can gradually lead to dependency and addiction. To satiate their cravings for drugs, teens find several means […]

Pregnant teens more likely to use marijuana than non-pregnant peers
05-25   Pregnant teens more likely to use marijuana than non-pregnant peers

Looking at the medicinal properties of marijuana, the drug has been highly explored by those looking for alternative sources to treat chronic pain sans opioid use or seeking relief from the pangs and anguish characteristic of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the psychotic and addictive effects of the marijuana are a cause for concern, especially […]

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