The maker of the flavored malt beverage Four Loko agreed this week to sharply limit its marketing to young people, Reuters reports.
Fewer American teens are abusing inhalants, such as spray paint, glue and gasoline, according to a new government report.
Teens’ definition of a “designated driver” can be loose, according to a new survey. About one in five teens say their designated person is allowed to have “a little” alcohol or other drugs, as long as they aren’t too impaired to drive.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than their peers who do not use the devices to smoke regular cigarettes, a new study finds. They are also less likely to quit smoking, The New York Times reports.
A government panel said this week there is insufficient evidence about the best way for doctors to persuade children and teens not to use drugs.
A new study links teen indoor tanning with other risky health behaviors including use of illegal drugs, binge drinking and smoking.
A survey of high school seniors suggests marijuana legalization will lead to increased use of the drug among teens. The survey found 10 percent of seniors who said they don’t currently use marijuana said they would try it if the drug were legal.
A new government report finds fewer teens are abusing prescription painkillers or smoking.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is releasing new resources to help parents, health care providers and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens who are struggling with drug abuse. The resources also provide advice on identifying and interacting with teens who may be at risk.
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