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Teen Alcohol Abuse

Can Family Conflict Drive Teen Girls to Drink?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What happens to adolescents, and in particular to adolescent girls, that leads to a significant number of them drinking heavily by the time they reach age 14, thereby placing them at risk for the above negative consequences, including sexual victimization?

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

Nearly 1 In 5 High Schoolers Drink, Smoke, Use Drugs During School

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

About 17 percent of American high school students are drinking, smoking or using drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National...

Angels at Risk: Damage Control Works in the Kindest of Ways

Susie Spain | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Teens who do not have dinner with their families five to seven times per week are twice as likely to have used alcohol and 1.5 times likelier to have used marijuana, as compared to teens who do participate in family dinners.

Angels at Risk: Stand Up to Addiction

Susie Spain | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Angels at Risk is building a web between schools, rehabilitation centers and prevention programs. We continue to make a difference in the quality of our community, both in preventing short-term crisis and in maintaining long-term social stability.

Teen Drinking: Do Parents Know The Facts?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Should parents introduce alcohol to help children drink more responsibly, or does early exposure lead to an increase in alcohol abuse?

Anxious Teens More Likely To Abuse Alcohol

msn.com | Amber Angelle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Although it was known that anxious teens often self-medicate with alcohol, a group of Finnish researchers, led by Sari Fröjd at the University of Tam...

'Outlaw Mother's Milk' Says Drug Czar

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

After declaring on Wednesday in Fresno that "marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office...

Why Harm Reduction Makes Sense: These Three Things I Know are True

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

How many adult substance abusers abstain? By now, we are inured to the frequent visits to rehab by problem drinking and drug abusing entertainment figures.

Spring Break -- Just Say No.

Tracey Jackson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Jackson

These kids may be on their way to college but when they board those flights to Spring Break, passport and parent's Amex in hand, they are often still seventeen-years-old.