A new study found that moms who used marijuana as teenagers may be putting their children at higher risks for future drug abuse. Researchers conducted their recent study on adolescent female rats at the Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology section with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
11 Jun 2012
Just coming off of Memorial Day weekend many people may be more aware than normal of the concerted efforts made by law enforcement as well as community advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to keep the highways safe for travel. Alcohol and driving is a deadly combination that can devastate lives in a matter of moments. But alcohol alone is not endangering automobile travel these days. According to the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, impaired drivers today are combining alcohol with a host of other drugs.
The war on drugs isn’t limited to fighting illegal drugs like cocaine and meth. The rise of deaths caused by opioid painkillers and other prescription medications is now responsible for what is commonly known as the prescription drug epidemic.
As a parent who fosters open communication in your home, it may be easy to assume that your child is unlikely to get him or herself involved in drugs. You had the talk with your kids and they assured you that they aren’t using and have no interest in using drugs. If your son is on the football team and it looks promising he will get a scholarship to a top ten school, you might be inclined to dismiss the idea that he is using drugs.
06 Jun 2012
If you have ever sat down to study for a test or needed to concentrate on a task for an extended amount of time and just cannot seem to keep your focus, you’re not alone. This problem has led students as young as middle school to turn to a drug to assist.
Facebook, MySpace and Twitter may be contributing to relapses for teenagers enrolled in drug rehab programs, say researchers at UCLA. According to a recent article, such social networking sites might make it more difficult for adolescents to say no when they see posts from friends about substance use.