Category results for "Young Adults"

Online Toolkit Designed to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse Among College Students

An online toolkit called “Generation Rx University” aims to reduce prescription drug abuse among college students. The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy and the Cardinal Health Foundation have teamed up to introduce the program to help college and university students, faculty and staff on campuses across the country educate others about the misconceptions, realities and dangers of prescription drug abuse among 18-to 25-year olds.

Some States Attempt to Crack Down on Phony IDs Used for Underage Drinking

New York state is introducing new driver licenses engraved with a “ghost image” that floats in a transparent window, in an effort to crack down on fake IDs used for underage drinking. Other states may follow suit, BBC News reports.

Party Drug Called “Benzo Fury” Presents Dangers, Rat Study Suggests

A party drug known as “Benzo Fury” can have dangerous consequences, a new study of rodents suggests. It has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, Reuters reports.

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 2 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy,” to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction.

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 1 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy,” to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction.

Marijuana Use in College May Increase Risk of Leaving School, Study Suggests

Using marijuana in college may increase the risk of leaving school, a new study suggests. Researchers found even students who only used marijuana occasionally were more likely to leave than their peers who did not use drugs.

Health Experts Ask FDA to Restrict Caffeine Content in Energy Drinks

A group of health experts is asking the Food and Drug Administration to restrict the amount of caffeine permitted in energy drinks, according to The New York Times.

Study Finds Underage Drinkers Prefer Top Alcohol Brands

The first national study to identify alcohol brands consumed by underage youth finds the top 25 brands accounted for almost half of youth alcohol consumption.

Heroin Use on the Rise in Southern California

An increasing number of teens and adults in southern California are using heroin, according to Drug Enforcement Administration officials.

Medical Group Warns Against Giving Attention Drugs to Healthy Teens

Healthy children and teenagers should not be given drugs designed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the American Academy of Neurology said this week.

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