An elephant tranquilizer that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in the U.S. is the subject of a new public health alert by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I get by with a little help from my friends,” croon the Beatles on their 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” And so do teens at risk of substance abuse, a new study reveals.
A teen’s decision to participate in illegal, underage drinking is not a simple one, although it may seem like it at the time. There are several factors that go into making that choice, including family history, academic pressure, learned coping strategies, peers and friends, and what parents say and do. Hispanic youth have the added…
Horrifying,” “shocking” and “disturbing” are among the words appearing in headlines around the world in response to photos authorities in East Liverpool, Ohio, released last week showing two adults in the midst of a heroin overdose slumped over in their vehicle while a small child sat in the backseat.
The risk of pregnancy is greater among non-heterosexual teenagers than among their heterosexual counterparts, according to a new study from researchers at George Mason University and Columbia University.