Two senators introduced a bill this week designed to prevent the abuse of cough syrup by teenagers. The bill restricts the sale of products containing the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan to those older than 18.
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Children ages 10 to 14 who view many movies with characters who smoke are more likely to try cigarettes themselves, a new study suggests.
The maker of OxyContin has announced it will study the safety of the painkiller in children, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Teenagers are more likely to start smoking cigarettes or marijuana in June or July than in any other month, according to a new government study.
Three-quarters of teenage patients in substance abuse treatment programs in Denver, Colorado said they used someone else’s medical marijuana, according to a new study.
Recent findings indicate that students who smoke marijuana during college may be risking longer-term health says Amelia Arria, PhD, scientific director of the Parents Translational Research Center.
A new simulation program is teaching young drivers about the risks of drunk and distracted driving. The program is designed to demonstrate what can happen if they have an accident while they are driving under the influence or texting while driving.
The increase in prescription drug abuse is fueling a rise in heroin addiction, NBC News reports. A growing number of young people who start abusing expensive prescription drugs are switching to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to buy.
Alcohol consumption can lead to increased social stress and poor grades in teens, a new study shows.
Use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children jumped 46 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to a new report in the journal Pediatrics.