The Monitoring the Future study, the largest national survey on teen drug abuse, found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years — even as teens report finding the messages effective.
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Acculturation stress may be part of the reason some Mexican and Mexican-American teens living in the U.S. report high rates of marijuana and alcohol use.
A study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that emergency room visits related to underage drinking shot up over 250 percent on New Year's Day 2009.
Researchers at UC San Diego analyzed 33 years of data and found that alcohol consumption could be a contributing factor in many incidents of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
A Boston jury slapped tobacco-maker Lorillard with $81 million in punitive damages in the case brought by the estate of a woman who said she began smoking after receiving free samples from the company starting at age nine.
Fueled largely by an increase in distilled spirits advertising on cable television, the growth rate in youths' exposure to televised alcohol ads jumped 71 percent in less than a decade, far outpacing that for adults, according to the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).
To promote drug courts worldwide, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) has created a Facebook page called All Rise.
Children living in non-smoking apartments and other multi-unit attached housing have significant levels of tobacco exposure, a new study found.
Buprenorphine During Pregnancy Better than Methadone for Reducing Newborn's Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Babies born to opioid-dependent women treated with burprenorphine during pregnancy had significantly fewer withdrawal symptoms than those born to women treated with methadone.