Category results for "Parenting"

Study Links Computer Time with Drug and Alcohol Use and Other High-Risk Behaviors

Teenagers who are on the computer the most are 50 percent more likely to engage in multiple high-risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use and unprotected sex compared to teens who log little screen time, according to a new study.

Teens Who Drink with Adult Supervision Have More Drinking Problems, Study Finds

Teens who drink with adult supervision have more drinking-related problems than their peers whose parents don’t allow them to drink, a new study shows.

Children with ADHD at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse, Study Suggests

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to use substances including nicotine, marijuana and cocaine, and to develop substance use disorders, a review of 27 long-term studies concludes.

Texas Senate Passes Bill Giving Immunity to Underage Drinkers

The Texas Senate this week passed a bill that would give immunity to underage drinkers who are seeking medical help in an emergency. The bill’s sponsor said it is aimed at minors who are afraid to seek help because they do not want to be charged with underage drinking.

Having Parent with Alcohol Use Disorders Increases Children’s Own Risk

Children whose parents have an alcohol use disorder are at increased risk of developing the disorder themselves, a new study finds. The risk appears to be greater for girls than boys.

Babies’ Lungs Could be Vulnerable to ‘Thirdhand’ Smoke

Tobacco smoke toxins that linger on surfaces, called ‘thirdhand’ smoke, may pose a danger to developing babies’ lungs, according to researchers at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Study On Teen Substance Abuse Highlights Need for Screening and Prevention Programs

A new study showing marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy over the past three years underscores the importance of incorporating screening and prevention programs into all health care interactions with adolescents and their parents.

Nic Sheff, Author of We All Fall Down, Interview: Part 2 of 2

In the second half of his interview with Join Together, Nic Sheff, author of the new memoir We All Fall Down, discusses what treatment and recovery mean to him.

High Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy Linked with Risk of Premature Birth

Drinking large amounts of alcohol in pregnancy increases the risk of very preterm birth, a new study finds.

What to Do When Teen’s Friends Encourage Undesirable Behavior?

Figuring out how to steer teens away from friends who encourage undesirable behavior such as substance abuse is a tricky issue, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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