Category results for "Young Adults"

Emergency Rooms Reported More than 14,000 Intentional Poisonings in 2009

Emergency rooms reported 14,270 intentional poisonings in 2009, according to a new government report. Alcohol was a factor in 60 percent of cases.

Judge Extends Temporary Ban on Missouri College Drug Testing

A federal judge has extended a temporary ban on a Missouri college’s mandatory drug testing program.

Young Heroin Users Have Little Knowledge About the Drug and its Effects

Young people who begin using heroin generally are unaware of the drug’s dangerous effects, according to a new study.

Use of Antidepressants Jumped Almost 400 Percent in Last 20 Years

The use of antidepressants has jumped almost 400 percent in the last 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Antidepressants are the third most common prescription drug in America, taken by 11 percent of those ages 12 and older.

College Students’ Impulsivity and Aggression Linked to Heavy Drinking

College students who drink heavily and have high levels of aggression and impulsivity may be more likely than their calmer counterparts to continue heavy drinking after college, a new study suggests.

Q&A with Hazelden’s Dr. Joseph Lee: Adolescent Abuse of Synthetic Drugs

Joseph Lee, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Hazelden’s Center for Youth and Families, speaks with Join Together about synthetic drug abuse among teens and what can be done to curb use.

White House and MADD Introduce New Campaign Against Drugged Driving

The White House and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have joined forces to create a new campaign against drugged driving. The campaign calls on parents to become more aware of the consequences of teenagers driving under the influence of drugs.

Commentary: Teen Behavior, Through the Lens of a School Counselor

School counselors have the ability to see inconsistencies in performance or changes in behavior that may fly under the radar of a family member, says Stephanie LoBiondo, MS, of the American School Counselor Association.

Mandatory Drug Testing at Missouri College Stirs Fierce Debate

The decision by a public college in Missouri to require drug testing of all students has stirred a fierce debate, according to The New York Times.

Doctors Often Miss Alcohol Screening Opportunities in Young Adults

Doctors frequently fail to ask their young adult patients about excess alcohol use. The findings come from a new study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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