Addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco are the most common mental health problems in teenagers, a new government report concludes. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed problem overall in youth ages 3 to 17.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the new recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board that states lower allowable blood-alcohol levels for drivers is not the most effective way to eliminate drunk driving, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Gun control advocacy groups are urging the daily deal website LivingSocial to stop promoting events that mix guns and alcohol, The Hill reports.
Felons, including sex offenders, are allowed to work as substance abuse counselors in California because of lax rules, according to a new report.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended states lower allowable blood-alcohol levels for drivers, from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent.
Primary care physicians should ask their adult patients about their drinking habits, and counsel those whose alcohol use is risky, according to a new report.
Parents should start talking with their children about the dangers of drinking as early as age 9, according to a new government campaign.
Colleges that are part of a national program to reduce binge drinking among students say the first two years have been productive. More schools will join the initiative in June.
Commentary: National Prevention Week 2013 Is May 12-18: Participate and Make a Difference in Your Community!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s second annual National Prevention Week begins on Sunday, May 12. This national health observance, which continues through May 18, aims to increase public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Pregnant teens, who are more likely than pregnant adults to face medical issues, face a host of additional challenges if they are also being treated for substance abuse, a new government report finds.