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Apr 17, 2014

Harvard Study Shows Pot Causes Brain Abnormalities In Youth

Informed Families

According to a recent study, published last week in the Journal of Neuroscience, smoking pot isn’t as harmless as many young people think it is. In fact, scientists have found significant, potentially harmful changes to the brains of young, casual pot smokers, in the areas of the brain related to motivation and emotion. The study was conducted by Northwestern University’s medical school, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Mar 4, 2014

5 Tips For Parents Before Your Kids Leave For College

Informed Families

Think about setting rules for cyberspace the same way you set rules for your teen's activities in the larger world

Jul 23, 2013

Eight Things You Need To Know About Bath Salts

Informed Families

“Bath Salts", the newest fad to hit the shelves (virtual and real), is the latest addition to a growing list of items that young people can obtain to get high.

Nov 4, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact:College Admissions Are Prohibited From Asking About A Juvenile Record

Informed Families

Myth VS. Fact: College Admissions Are Prohibited From Asking About A Juvenile Record.

Sep 27, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact: Marijuana Is Not Addictive Like Other Drugs

Informed Families

Is Marijuana Addictive Like Other Drugs?

Sep 5, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact: Binge Drinking Is Not A Problem In European Countries, Where Youth Drink Moderately At Home

Informed Families

Is There A Binge Drinking Problem In Europe?

May 23, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact: Using Drugs Makes You More Creative

Informed Families

Recent quotes from the late Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga about alcohol and drug use inspiring creativity may have your children wondering if drugs can be a useful tool for the creative process.

May 23, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact: Underage Drinking Is A Harmless Rite Of Passage

Informed Families

Recent quotes from the late Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga about alcohol and drug use inspiring creativity may have your children wondering if drugs can be a useful tool for the creative process.

May 23, 2012

Myth Vs. Fact:Exposing Kids To Alcohol At An Early Age At Home Will Protect Them From Problems Later In Life

Informed Families

Teaching Kids To Drink Will Help Them In The Future?

Feb 16, 2012

Dangerous Trend: Abusing "Bath Salts"

Officials in 25 states are growing concerned about alarming numbers of adolescents and others ending up in emergency rooms and mental hospitals after intentionally snorting, injecting or smoking "fake cocaine," a powder legally sold as "bath salts," and are proposing bans.

Feb 1, 2012

How Chemical Dependence in Teenagers Differs from Chemical Dependence in Adults

By: Angela M. Conway, MBA/HSA, LMHC, CAP South Miami Hospital Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program

Jan 15, 2012

Nearly Forty Percent of 1.2 Million Substance-Related Internet Videos Viewed By Teens Portray Explicit Drug Use Or Intoxication

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)

Nearly one million U.S. teens viewed internet videos related to alcohol or other drug use in June 2008, according to an online survey that monitored the internet activity of 13-18 year olds.

Jan 14, 2012

Alcohol & Caffeine - A Dangerous Combination

ABC News

Drinks mixing high alcohol and caffeine content pose a great risk to teens and young adults

Jan 13, 2012

Univeristy Uses Unique Approach To Prevent Underage Drinking

NPR Health News

The University of Virginia Implements a Social Norming Campaign with Big Results

Jan 12, 2012

Billboard Top 100 Themes Include Heavy Drinking

NPR News

This year's top songs could be sending a pro-drinking message

Jan 12, 2012

Alcoholic Whipped Cream Latest Ploy

City Town Info News

A new whipped cream product infused with alcohol is being sold in stores across the country

Jan 11, 2012

CDC Labels Binge Drinking a 'Huge Problem' in the U.S.

WebMD News

Alarming binge drinking rates in the U.S. cause warnings against excessive drinking

Jan 11, 2012

Binge Drinking Linked to Oral Cancer

Times Online

Doctors are calling for tobacco-style warnings on alcohol after new figures show the devastating effects of over-consumption.

Jan 9, 2012

Binge Drinking Weakens Immune System

BBC News

Drinking large amounts of alcohol in one session weakens the immune system by knocking out proteins essential for fighting off bacteria and viruses.

Jan 8, 2012

Economic Downturn Leads To More Alcohol Ads

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Los Angeles Times reported that the economic recession has led TV stations to allow alcohol ads during prime viewing hours.

Jan 8, 2012

British May Ban Happy Hour As Alcohol Deaths Rise

The Associated Press

Britain is considering a ban on "happy hour" discounts at bars and restaurants to curb drinking, a spokesman said Saturday, as health advocates warned that a rise in liver-related deaths among young people may signal a future epidemic.

Jan 8, 2012

Chicago Area Mom To Pay $2.5 Million For Underage Drinking Party

Chicago Sun-Times

A former high school student, paralyzed in a car collision after a 2006 teenage drinking party, will receive a $2.5 million settlement from the mother of the party's hosts.

Jan 7, 2012

Parent Notification Policies for Underage Drinking Evolve

The Washington Post

This semester, Virginia Tech joined a growing list of colleges that notify parents every time a student younger than 21 is caught drinking, drunk or in possession of alcohol.

Jan 3, 2012

Marijuana Smoking Linked To Testicular Cancer

Los Angeles Times

Young men who began using marijuana as adolescents or who smoke pot at least once a week appear to be twice as likely to develop testicular cancer as those who never used the drug.

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