OPINION: ‘MILAN HAS banned the consumption and sale of alcohol to young teenagers in an effort to curb binge drinking,” said yesterday morning’s news as I staggered downstairs to make a cup of tea. “Parents of children under the age of 16 caught drinking wine or spirits will be liable to heavy fines of up….
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.
A campaign group has called for more research into the way alcohol can affect teenagers’ health. Alcohol Concern said it was worried that a rise in teenage drinking would lead to more people suffering alcohol-related illnesses at younger ages. The organisation called for further study as it emerged that a 22-year-old man was dying in….
Did you know that more young people try alcohol for the first time during the summer months than at any other time of the year? Keeping teens occupied and supervised helps to ensure they have a safe summer. By involving teens in a variety of alcohol free activities — such as sports, summer camps, and….
Alcopops. Ever hear of those? Not many people have heard of that term, but they are a drink that is growing in popularity among young people. Alcopop, broken down, is “alcohol” and “pop” (as in soda pop). They are sweet alcoholic beverages that often is fizzy and has had fruit juice added to them. One….
Children as young as eight are being brought into hospitals unconscious after getting drunk on cheap cider, spirits and alcopops such is the ease of access to cut-price alcohol, according to doctors. The problems of binge-drinking are now so serious that small hospitals that used to treat one intoxicated child a month are now receiving….
Binge drinking typically conjures images of college frat boys at wild house parties smashing Lone Star cans on their foreheads. Texas State student Sarah Brown, however, knows a different reality. She’s seen firsthand that men haven’t cornered the market on binge drinking. “There’s a lot of guys who want to drink as much as they….
A study has revealed that there has been a substantial reduction in binge drinking among people of all ages, except college students, ever since the national drinking age in America was set at 21 about two decades ago. The research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis also found that the rates of….
A Project to curb underage binge drinking across the nation will be trialled in Tasmania. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the Government had signed a $700,000 funding agreement with the State Government to operate a pilot program in southern Tasmania teaching teenagers about the risks of drinking. “The pilot is part of an innovative….
Alcohol is increasingly becoming the drug of choice for young people, with a 10 per cent rise of the number of under-18s seeking addiction advice over the past year, new figures show. Angela Slaven, director of youth services at Kent County Council, said while the number of people seeking help for under-age drinking were up,….
Researcher Caitlin Abar of the Prevention Research and Methodology Center at Pennsylvania State University suggested that parents enforce a zero-tolerance policy in the home. She also said that there is no scientific evidence to support the belief that prohibiting alcohol turns it into a “forbidden fruit” and encourages abuse. In an effort to see whether….