A GROUP of psychiatrists has called for a complete ban on all alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Ireland. Irish teenagers spent €145 million in 2006 on alcohol, more than the entire annual spend on illegal drugs, according to psychiatrist Dr Bobby Smyth from the Irish College of Psychiatrists, a representative body for Irish psychiatrists. Dr….
Teen Addiction Anonymous – Education and empowerment for teens to help them overcome addictive behaviors.
NIDA for Teens – National Association on Drug Abuse information, prevention and intervention tactics for Teens.
SMART Recovery – Addiction recovery help for teens and young adults.
The Cool Spot – Alcohol, peer pressure and teenage underage drinking resources and information.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Teens and alcohol, a guide to addiction and the effects teen drug or alcohol use can have on youth.
Teens Health – Dealing with addiction and overcoming substance abuse.
Project Know – Teen drug addiction resources and guides to understanding drug addiction and teen drug abuse.
Medline Plus Teen Mental Health – Information about teen mental health problems from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
American Psychiatric Association – An overview of how mental illness affects teens and the methods of treatment that can help.
Office of Adolescent Health – Mental health habits and information about adolescent health from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Dangers Signs of Mental Illness in Teens – Health Children.org discusses the dangers of mental illness and how to spot the signs of a problem.
Mental Health Disorders in Children & Teens – Overview of mental illness and the effects that psychological disorders have on teens.
Depression in Teens – Dealing with teenage depression, a guide from Mental Health America.
Eating Disorders – Nemours Teens Health website provides details on teenage eating disorders and effective treatment.
Tween and Teen Health – Eating disorders information from Mayo Clinic including “Tips to protect your teen.”
Teenagers with Eating Disorders – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry guide to teenage eating disorders and related problems.
Boston Children’s Hospital – Information about the causes, tests, treatment and care for teenage eating disorders.
This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of University student Jordan Shirey. The cause of his death: alcohol poisoning. It was his 21st birthday. The tragedy did not result in any change to University policy, but binge drinking still remains a hot button issue within the University community. “Our policy is….
Baby boomers made marijuana their ‘gateway’ — and some still can’t let go, a report says — but a younger generation finds prescription drugs are an easier score. It’s been four decades since the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but aging baby boomers haven’t stopped turning on. The federal government’s National Survey on Drug….
Is 18 too young to drink a beer? A group of college and university presidents and administrators have called for a public debate to rethink the legal drinking age in the United States. Some of them openly support lowering the age to 18 from 21; others are truly looking for help in dealing with a….
Pain Killers And Stimulants Less Risky Than Cocaine, More Risky Than Marijuana, According To College Freshmen
First year college students believe that occasional nonmedical use of prescription pain killers and stimulants is less risky than cocaine, but more risky than marijuana or consuming five or more alcoholic beverages every weekend, according to a new study published in the September issue of Prevention Science, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Prevention….
CASA’s just-released National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse, has found that those who fail to monitor their children’s school night activities, safeguard their prescription drugs, address the problem of drugs in their children’s schools, and set good examples increase the risk that their 12-17 year old children will smoke, drink, and use illegal….
A growing number of teenagers say it’s easier to illegally obtain prescription drugs than to buy beer, according to a survey published today. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University asked: “Which is easiest for someone your age to buy: cigarettes, beer, marijuana, or prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin….
We all know that music can alter your mood. Sad songs can make you cry. Upbeat songs may give you an energy boost. But can music create the same effects as illegal drugs? This seems like a ridiculous question. But websites are targeting your children with so-called digital drugs. These are audio files designed to….
It is often difficult for the family to admit something is wrong Telling your drug-addicted child he or she isn’t welcome at home unless they get treatment or abides by the house rules is painful for any parent. “But it may be the critical move that eventually saves a child’s life,” said addictions expert Dr…..
The recent flurry of findings on marijuana’s health risks may have baby boomers wondering, “How can that be?” Chances of getting into legal trouble aside, is it possible their kids might be in danger of heart or mental health issues when they themselves turned out just fine? Researchers have learned plenty about pot in recent….