Teen Substance Abuse

Intervention Would Have Prevented All Young Teen Overdose Deaths in Virginia

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In a newly released full report, Virginia’s Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) found that 26 teen overdose deaths that occurred in the state between 2009 and 2013 were fully preventable. The state’s CFRT studied the issue in response to the …

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Young Children’s Exposure to Marijuana Is Skyrocketing

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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 …

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Hispanic Teens at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse, Depression

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Straddling two cultures is challenging, and for Hispanic teens it means being at a greater risk for depression, binge drinking and smoking, according to recent research from Florida International University (FIU) and New York University (NYU). The studies questioned Hispanic …

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Parents of Hispanic Youth Need to Talk About Drugs and Alcohol With Children

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Recent research points to a troubling fact: Hispanic youth in America are abusing drugs and alcohol at greater rates than their peers. This is an important statistic for everyone in the Hispanic community, but especially for parents of children, preteens …

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Colorado Uses Marijuana Tax Proceeds to Stop Bullying and Teen Drug Use

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As October’s observance of National Bullying Prevention Month continues, we’re reminded of the strong connection between substance abuse in young people and being the victim of a bully. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 30% of students …

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