Category results for "Youth"

Stop Urban Outfitters From Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint and shot glasses and flasks made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Join us and ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately!

Synthetic Marijuana Third-Most Abused Substance by High School Students

Synthetic marijuana was the third-most abused substance by U.S. high school students last year, behind alcohol and marijuana, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Colleges Tighten Rules on ADHD Drugs

Dozens of colleges are instituting stricter rules for diagnosing and medicating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, The New York Times reports.

Gene Variants May Protect Babies Exposed to Opioids in the Womb

Certain genetic variants in babies who were exposed to opioids in the womb may protect them, leading to shorter hospital stays and less treatment, according to a new study.

Study: Smoking Prevention Programs in Schools Can Reduce Number of Future Smokers

Smoking prevention programs delivered in schools can be effective in reducing the number of future smokers, a review of studies suggests.

Government Hasn’t Made Progress on Most Drug Control Goals: Report

The Government Accountability Office found the federal government has not made progress on most goals for reducing drug use, which were outlined in the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, UPI reports.

Peer Pressure to Smoke Greater in Middle School Than High School: Study

Parents’ smoking behavior influences their teens’ decisions about cigarette use throughout high school, a new study suggests. Peer pressure to smoke is greater during middle school than high school, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Middle School Prevention Program Helps Cut Later Prescription Drug Abuse: Study

Young adults who had participated in a community-based prevention program in middle school reduced their prescription drug misuse up to 65 percent, a new study finds.

23% of Teens Surveyed Admit to Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

A new survey of teens finds 23 percent admit they have driven under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana. Almost 20 percent of teens who drink and drive say alcohol improves their driving, while 34 percent say the same about marijuana.

One-Fourth of Teens Have Misused or Abused Prescription Drugs at Least Once: Study

One-fourth of teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, a 33 percent increase over the last five years, a new study finds. One in eight teens say they have taken Ritalin or Adderall when it was not prescribed for them, according to the study by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation.

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