Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking

Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking

Alcohol and substance use is widespread among adolescents with recent figures finding that 71% of students have tried alcohol and 54% have reported being drunk at least once by the time they leave high school. Similarly, 36% of teens have reported drinking and 16%...
How to Prevent a Drug Overdose

How to Prevent a Drug Overdose

Source: Wikipedia Commons Researchers from New York once found that nearly 98 percent of all accidental overdose deaths were caused by opiates, cocaine, and alcohol. Nearly 60 percent of those were attributed to two of those three drugs in combination (Coffin et al.,...
44 Billion Reasons to Stop Drinking

44 Billion Reasons to Stop Drinking

The National Institute of Health is preparing to fund the largest study of adolescent brain development to date. It is called the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. This study will spend $150 million (yes, you read that correctly!) to follow...
People, Places, and Things That Trigger Drug Use

People, Places, and Things That Trigger Drug Use

You remember Pavlov and his dog, right? That old classical conditioning story you learned in Psych 101 where the dog was conditioned to salivate not just in response to food, but to the simple ring of a bell. Just to refresh your memory, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, a...
Breaking Research on the Risks of E-Cigarettes

Breaking Research on the Risks of E-Cigarettes

It’s undeniable how quickly e-cigarettes are growing, especially among teenagers where use of electronic devices that deliver nicotine has increased dramatically over the past 5 years. Some research suggests that it has increased more than 10 times from 2011 – 2014...

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