Category results for "Young Adults"

Commentary: New Project Aims to Address Adolescent Substance Use Through Technology

Technology is the driving force behind the Treatment Research Institute’s latest project: implementing and evaluating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in New York high schools later this year.

Fewer Teens Abusing Prescription Painkillers: Report

A new government report finds fewer teens are abusing prescription painkillers or smoking.

Alcohol More Likely Than Marijuana to Lead to Violence Between Partners

New studies suggest alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between college students in a relationship.

Personalized Feedback Can Help Reduce College Freshman Drinking

A program that provides college freshmen with personalized feedback on their drinking patterns can be effective in reducing their drinking, a new study suggests.

Study Links Misuse of Prescription Drugs and Violence Among Dating Partners

A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence.

States with More Alcohol- and Traffic-Related Laws Have Fewer Traffic Deaths

States that have enacted more alcohol- and traffic-related laws have a lower proportion of traffic deaths, compared with states with fewer such laws, a new study indicates. Researchers say encouraging states to adopt more of these laws could significantly reduce preventable traffic-related deaths in the United States, especially among young people.

Adding Alcohol to Energy Drinks More Dangerous Than Drinking Alcohol Alone

Drinking alcohol with an energy drink is more dangerous than drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study.

Molly ER Visits Rose 128 Percent in Six Years Among Those Under 21

Emergency room visits related to Molly, or Ecstasy, rose 128 percent among people younger than 21 between 2005 and 2011, according to a new government report.

Colleges Adopt “Good Samaritan” Policies for Drug and Alcohol Emergencies

The University of Miami is one of a growing number of colleges that have instituted “Good Samaritan” policies to encourage students to call 911 when they are with someone who may be in danger from consuming drugs or alcohol.

Nine Weight-Loss, Energy Supplements Contain Amphetamine-Like Compound

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration have found an amphetamine-like compound in nine dietary supplements, USA Today reports. The compound, beta-methylphenethylamine, appears to have never been tested for safety on humans.

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