Young Children’s Exposure to Marijuana Is Skyrocketing

Researchers from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital have recently discovered that the number of children younger than 6 years old exposed to marijuana is rising. Results from their study, published online in the journal Clinical Pediatrics in June 2015, showed a 147.5% increase in marijuana exposure among those under the age of 6 between 2006 and…

How to Get Hispanic Addicts to Stay in Treatment

Researchers are trying to determine why Hispanic patients are less likely than their Caucasian counterparts to complete treatment for addiction and substance abuse. If experts can answer this question, they can find ways to keep minority addicts in the programs they need to overcome addiction. Addiction is a complicated and chronic disease that has no…

Bicultural Stress and Drinking in Hispanic Immigrant Teens

Immigrating to the U.S. is the dream of many people throughout the Hispanic world, but once arrived, immigrants often struggle. Hispanic immigrants, especially young people, face a lot of pressures and difficulties in this country. For adolescents, the pressure of bicultural stress can be overwhelming. They face pressure from their parents and other older relatives…