Category results for "Parenting"

Aggression Caused by Family Violence May Lead to Substance Abuse, Study Suggests

Boys who are exposed to family violence become more aggressive toward their classmates, and this behavior is linked with greater levels of substance abuse over time, according to a new study.

More Clinics Treating Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids

A growing number of clinics around the country are treating pregnant women who are addicted to prescription painkillers, according to The Wall Street Journal. They are often associated with university medical centers, and are free for patients.

Prenatal Exposure to Cigarette Smoke May Increase Children’s Risk of Addiction: Study

Children who were exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally may be at increased risk of addiction, a new study suggests. The smoke may interfere with the brain’s reward processing system, reports.

Teens May Have Higher Risk of Hearing Loss if Their Mother Smoked While Pregnant

Teens may be at increased risk of hearing loss if their mother smoked during pregnancy, suggests new research.

An Author Takes a Look Inside Rehab

Join Together chats with New York Times best-selling author Anne Fletcher, MS, RD, whose latest book is “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works” (Viking, 2013), to discuss addiction treatment today and the future of recovery.

Survey: Many Teens Have Unsupervised Access to Their Prescription Medications

A survey of eighth and ninth graders prescribed medication finds 83.4 percent say they have unsupervised access to the drugs at home.

Strong Connection With Parents Reduces Teens’ Prescription Drug Abuse: Study

Strong connections with parents who advise against drug use reduce teens’ risk of abusing prescription drugs, a new study finds.

Several States Have Laws Allowing Involuntary Addiction Treatment

A Kentucky law allows parents to petition the court to order involuntary drug treatment for their adult children, USA Today reports. Other concerned people may also file a petition under Casey’s Law.

Almost One-Quarter of Parents Don’t Think They Can Influence Teens’ Substance Use

Almost one-quarter of parents do not think they can influence their teens’ use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco, according to a new government report. Nine percent of parents say they did not talk to their teens about the dangers of substance abuse in the past year.

Study Finds Little Proof Mothers’ Cocaine Use in 1980s Led to “Crack Babies”

A new study finds little evidence that mothers’ use of cocaine during pregnancy in the 1980s led to a proliferation of “crack babies,” the Associated Press reports.

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