Many were stunned by a recent report that students in one community had been depicted on YouTube drinking and taking other drugs. It’s not entirely clear what people were most shocked by – the realization that kids abuse drugs and alcohol, or that videos glorifying the use of drugs and alcohol appear on the Internet, says David Festinger, PhD at the Treatment Research Institute.
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A new survey finds U.S. teens think drinking and driving is riskier than texting and driving, despite research that indicates they can be equally dangerous.
A bill recently introduced in the Senate aims to direct federal resources to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and to provide services for those living with them, and their families.
A new thrill-seeking activity popular among teenagers called the “cinnamon challenge” can be risky, warns the American Association of Poison Control Centers. In the cinnamon challenge, teens are dared to swallow a spoonful of ground or powdered cinnamon, without drinking any water.
Hospitals on the west coast of Florida are reporting a rise in the number of newborns exposed to opioids. Health care providers say prescription drug abuse is to blame.
Exposure to smoking before and after birth is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to a new study. The number-one risk factor is still tummy sleeping, the study concluded.
Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of wheezing and asthma in children and teens by at least 20 percent, according to a review of previous studies.
A new campaign, “Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids,” aims to reduce accidental poisonings of children from medications.
A new study suggests that young children whose mothers used methamphetamine in pregnancy are at higher risk of behavior problems compared with children whose mothers didn’t use the drug.
Huffing helium is not safe, and adults must stop encouraging children to do it, according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, a group that promotes awareness and recognition of inhalant use.