Substance Abuse

How the Social Environment Impacts Substance Abuse in Hispanic Teens

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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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Energy Drink TV Ads Target Teen Viewers

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New evidence from a group of American researchers points toward the purposeful placement of advertisements for energy drinks, substances believed to significantly increase adolescents’ overall substance-related risk, on U.S. TV channels with high levels of teen viewership.

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