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Teen Drug Use

Pot In Your Pantry? Marijuana Use In Toddlers And Teens

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Growing concern (and evidence) finds accidental ingestion of pot among children, often in the form of edibles, is also accelerating. In social channels I've heard some argue that marijuana legalization is to be thought of like alcohol but the packaging and delivery of the drug really are far different.

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting: What Experts are Telling Their Kids About Sexuality, Drugs, Bullying and More

Caroline Presno | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.

The Scary Secret He's Helping To Expose

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody wa...

The Terrifying Way Teens Are Getting Hooked On Heroin

OWN | Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

When 20-year-old John purchased white powder at a party, he was told it was crushed painkillers. In reality, it was pure heroin. For four months, John...

These Study Drugs Aren't Just For 'Slackers'

Joyce Chen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen
Joyce Chen

The prominence of study drugs has boomed, a phenomenon where the "druggies" are not slackers or social outcasts but the academic elite, the goody-two-shoes classmates.

More Teens Are Smoking Pot

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

An increasing number of high-schoolers don't see regular use of marijuana as harmful, according to a new survey from government researchers. Speci...

School Pressure: Rx to Self-Medicate?

Todd Kestin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

When we're guided to a place where we let go of everyone else's ideas on how we should live and begin to live our own story, the urge for alcohol and drugs may disappear. In its place is a love for life, the passion to explore, and the hope of finding our place and purpose in this world.

Fake Pot Popular Among Teens May Cause Stroke

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A synthetic marijuana popular among teens may cause strokes, a University of Southern Florida study found. USF Neurologists published news of the p...

Protect Your Teen From Dangerous Dark Net Drugs

Sedgrid Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Sedgrid Lewis

The Dark Net and the sites that sale illegal drugs are hard to shut down. When one site is shut down then another site appears within a matter of days. Parents have to be vigorous in preventing teens from accessing these sites. Here are some helpful tips to prevent teens from accessing and obtaining drugs from the Dark Net.

What Makes Kids 65% More Likely To Do Drugs

Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce

According to a new study, teens who have half-siblings with a different father are much more likely to experiment with drugs and sex before they reach...

Should Parents Tell Kids About Their Own Past, Umm, Indiscretions?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty

Alright, so maybe you smoked a bit of weed in high school or college. Perhaps you even dabbled with something stronger. You want to tell your kids abo...

Teen Marijuana Use: How Concerned Should We Be?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is there a familiar aroma emanating from your kid's room? Do you shake your head and ignore it thinking, "Hey, I got high when I was a teen and I turned out OK, right?" Well, think again.

Teen Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp...

More Students Using Steroids, Protein Powder To Bulk Up

St. Paul Pioneer Press | Christopher Snowbeck | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

A new study finds that more teenagers are using steroids and protein powders to bulk up. Plus, there's a surprisingly high rate of muscle-enhancing b...

My Son, Prescription Drug Abuse, And A Broken Legal System

Katie Allison Granju | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Katie Allison Granju

Until we stop acting as if it isn't happening, or telling ourselves that it could never happen in our own families, the band will continue to play on.

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...

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Turn Teens Into Potheads?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

Marijuana use among teens has been on the rise for some time--it's become more popular than smoking cigarettes in recent years--but a provocative new ...

More U.S. Teens Smoke Marijuana Than Cigarettes

Posted 06.08.2012 | Teen

More U.S. teens are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a new government survey. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

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.

Rise in Teen Marijuana Use Demonstrates Continued Failure of War on Drugs

Jag Davies | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Jag Davies

The continued decline in teen cigarette smoking is great news -- not just because it's the most deadly drug but also because it reveals that legal regulation and honest education are more effective than prohibition and criminalization.

New Report Reveals Rise In Teen Marijuana Use

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- More teens are smoking dope, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month, according to a new survey of young peopl...

I Didn't Know I Had To Warn Them About Helium, And Other Terrors of Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Sometimes parenting feels like a race to discover what you should be afraid of before it shows up and grabs your child. It feels as if there is always something new, but really it is all part of the same thing -- that your teen will do something stupid, and you will not have warned them. At all. Or enough.

Arguing With Mom Protects Teens From Peer Pressure

m.theatlantic.com | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Adolescents who are comfortable expressing their opinions at home can more easily resist negative influences to use drugs or alcohol....

Youth Drug Use: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last week, I joined officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health and Human Services to announce the results of the largest annual survey on youth drug use in America.

Teens Aren't Drinking As Much, Guess What They're Doing Instead

AP | By TIM MARTIN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents

LANSING, Mich. -- More teens are turning to pot and see it as less of a risk at the same time alcohol use among the same age group has dipped to histo...