Category results for "Parenting"

'Media Detective' Reduces Kids' Susceptibility to Alcohol and Tobacco Ads

Teaching even young children to think critically about alcohol and tobacco advertising may reduce their risk for use either substance in the future.

Utah's Underage Drinking Campaign Working, Surveys Suggest

Supporters of a Utah campaign to cut underage drinking say surveys show the campaign is working.

Smoking to 'Self-Medicate' May Increase Depression in Teens

Teenagers who smoke tobacco to 'feel better' may actually be at increased risk for depression.

CDC Says Youth Tobacco Use No Longer Declining

Youth tobacco use rates dropped between 2000 and 2006, but have leveled off since then, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

School-Based Interventions Can Reduce Teen Substance Use

New research from the United Kingdom shows that personality-based interventions — delivered by mental-health specialists or teachers given brief training — can substantially reduce drug and alcohol use in teens.

Calif. Toughens Law on Adults Who Let Kids Drink

California passed new legislation that holds adults legally accountable if they permit minors to drink in their homes.

CASA Report Warns Parents about Nexus of Drugs and Gangs in Schools; Students Less Concerned

American students are essentially split over the question of whether their school is 'drug free,' but students still cite drugs as a major problem facing people their age, according to a new survey of 12- to 17-year-olds from the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

Fewer Magazines Exposing Youth to Alcohol

Exposure to alcohol ads in magazines among youth fell 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).

Canada Considers 'Decriminalization' for FAS Offenders

Canadian policymakers are debating whether to divert offenders with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) to specialized treatment programs or even to exempt them from incarceration altogether.

More Birth Defects for Older Women Who Binge Drink During Pregnancy

Women who get pregnant later in life are at higher risk of having children with birth defects in general, and those over age 30 who binge on alcohol are more likely to have babies who suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

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