In 2008, 5,000 teenage girls were treated for binge drinking No more games for drunk Brits. In a desperate attempt to stop Brits from drinking excessively, U.K. officials are banning drinking games and all-you-can-drink deals at pubs and clubs that cater to the nation’s growing binge-drinking culture. The crackdown includes outlawing games such as the….
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.
It Tells You something about the novelty of a French debate about “le binge drinking” that an equivalent French term has yet to enter into common usage and that whenever the media broach it, they feel obliged first to explain to people what exactly it is. They’ve been doing a lot of explaining lately. According….
Does your child get drunk? How do you know? Do anyone else’s kids drink? Think it can’t happen to you? Maybe you don’t have adolescent children, but you drive on the roads here. Do you want a drunken teenager coming at you in the left lane? This is your issue too. Every day 4,500 young….
A new campaign by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe tries to persuade young Parisians to shun the fashion for drinking themselves to oblivion at weekends. France used to look down on the British habit of getting smashed and staggering in a stupor through the streets but now it is happening here. For the past couple of years,….
Three quarters of students admit to having consumed a significant amount of alcohol by the end of their school career, while six percent of 12 to 20-year-olds admitted to being heavy drinkers, according to a 2005 survey conducted by Monitoring the Future. And another survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,….
Resources and tips can keep teenagers safe and sober With school out for holiday break, some teens may be tempted to turn to parties and alcohol for entertainment. As the demands and distractions of the holiday season approach, it is important for parents to be aware of the dangers of underage drinking. Underage drinking exacts….
Significant increases in youth binge drinking and hospitalizations has government officials worried. Experts are considering new methods to prevent German children from harming themselves through consuming alcohol. Alcohol has been a socially accepted and legalized drug in most parts of the world since humans first learned the secrets of fermentation. But there’s a rapidly growing….
Debbie Allen felt sick when she heard about the death of 15-year-old Sarah Botill after a night of drinking Dec. 5 at a weekend sleepover in Gilroy. Her daughter, Shelby Lyn, died under eerily similar circumstances Dec. 19 last year in Redding. Like Sarah, Shelby Lyn Allen, 17, was drinking with two friends late at….
Do you let your underage child consume alcohol at home? In Australia, many parents allow and even encourage underage drinking for teens 15 to 17 years of age, even though the impact of alcohol on these children can be significant. The Australian Drinking Guidelines, released by the National Health and Research Medical Council, recommend that….
Tasmanian parents are being warned against allowing their children to drink alcohol. The warning follows a national health insurers’ survey of 1200 adults earlier this year. More than half the Tasmanians interviewed thought it was acceptable for 15 to 17-year-olds to drink at home supervised by their parents. The Director of the Brain and Mind….