Tag Archives: Adolescents

Drinking In Adolescents May Lead to Serious Long Term Health Risks

Adolescents drinking An analysis of Vietnam-era veterans, found that those with alcohol dependence in young adulthood had on average, three medical conditions by the time they reached 60. Further research also found that young adults who drank for 5 or more years showed both physical and mental health decline once they reached their 60’s [1]. In a [...]
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Overdoses in Youth Have Tripled

Youth Opioid overdoses have nearly tripled among kids, teens and children under 10 the highest rate of painkiller poisonings were Oxycontin, Percocet or Vicodin. For children aged 1-4, the number of poisonings increased to 205% from 1997-2012 and for teens aged 15-19 the increase was 176% [1]. In 2014 more people died from drug overdoses than [...]
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Influence of Peer Pressure on Adolescents and Substance Abuse

Friends dealing with peer pressure Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Peer pressure has been an active force in the American culture for many, many decades. Essentially, peer pressure is the strategy by which any group influences its members. Those on the receiving end, eventually change their behavior to conform with the group. Unfortunately, a group rarely [...]
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Debate on Raising the Legal Drinking Age: Pros and Cons

Teen girl with bicycle In the United States all 50 states have the minimum drinking age set at 21, the highest in the world. Many European countries have the minimum set at 18. Over the past several years, many studies have been conducted to study whether the drinking age should be lowered or raised. Many in support of raising [...]
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Infographic: The Teen Prescription Drug Epidemic May Be Worse Than You Thought

Teen Prescription Drug Epidemic Banner - Addiction Hope Parents in the U.S. have new worries when it comes to whether their teenage children have abused or will abuse drugs. While alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine remains top concerns, parents might be overlooking dangerous substances that can come from right out of their own medicine cabinets. Recent data shows that many teens have experimented [...]
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