Adolescents

Teen Drinking Leads to Lasting Deficits in Memory, Ability to Learn

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New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that teenagers who engage in regular, intermittent drinking can unwittingly trigger lasting dysfunction in the hippocampus, a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. How can teen drinking affect …

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Teens Abusing Prescription Painkillers Often Suffer From Depression

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Recent findings from an American research team indicate that teens abusing prescription painkillers offer from depression. Small but significant numbers of American preteens and teenagers misuse a prescription opioid medication for recreational purposes or other reasons. Significant numbers of teens …

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How the Social Environment Impacts Substance Abuse in Hispanic Teens

Teen Substance Abuse

Recent studies have shown that the family and school environments can both protect Hispanic teens from and put them at risk for substance abuse. Many factors go into the initiation of substance abuse, including individual factors. However, the latest research …

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