By Cynthia Sass (byline) Trying to prevent teenagers from taking part in risky behavior and using alcohol and/or drugs can be a challenging undertaking. Many parents, and the community at large, have invested a […]
After marijuana, prescriptions are the most commonly abused drugs by American teenagers, and this habit is turning our youth into heroin addicts. Narcotic painkillers, potent drugs that bring relief to people with real and […]
The mind-altering, plant-based drug marijuana is known for the harmful impact it can have on the short- and long-term health outcomes of teenagers. However, researchers have not fully identified all of the ways in […]
Often it happens by accident. You’re cleaning up the trail of debris left by your teenaged son or daughter and baggies or plastic-wrapped packages of pills fall out of coats, jackets, jeans, purses, etc. […]
An alcohol overdose (i.e., alcohol poisoning) occurs when you consume alcohol at a rate fast enough to severely suppress normal activity in the body’s central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Every year, tens […]
New findings from a team of Pakistani scientists point to the potential for altered puberty and growth rates in adolescent boys with an addiction to the popular recreational drug marijuana.