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A brain tissue study shows teen binge drinking has a long term effect. Your science class for today
Pew research shows Teen‘s concern over the rise in anxiety and depression among peers.
From a podcast interview about neuro scientist Judith Grisel’s new book "Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction." she speaks about the science behind addiction and what pot does to the developing teen brain.
A new study from the Journals of the American Medical Association links teen use with the development of depression and suicide.
Research parents should see on how marijuana effects teens.
As more research becomes available 2 recent Canadian studies show the negative effects marijuana has on teens cognitive functioning and driving.
New research shows that if Moms smoke pot during a child’s first 12 years, the child has a 40% higher risk of starting using than their peers.
Of the 26 million current marijuana users in the US, 42% use almost daily. States where marijuana has been legalized lead the nation in teen and young adult pot usage.
Two new studies show that young adults are turning to marijuana first and adolescents who view more advertising for medical marijuana are more likely to use .
Results form the first 5 states to legalize marijuana show increased use among youth and a lot more expense than projected.
There are some for whom the first taste of alcohol or pot creates an immediate craving, whereas for some of us we used until we eventually crossed a line where we couldn’t stop.
Tracking over 1100 subjects study shows habitual substance use by teens leads to struggles later in life.
Drinking by kids in college is down BUT drinking by their peers not in college is up and excessive binge drinking is way up.
As our kids head back to school the reality is that pressure is coming from friends, school and parents. Now is a good time to talk to your teens.
A new study of technology based interventions from the Harvard Review of Psychiatry found promising results, especially for programs that addressed alcohol use.
Analyses released during the health care debate showed the harmful impact that attempts at repealing Obamacare would have on families.
Neither glamorizing your use nor trying to hide it.
Repeated use in early adolescence can cause problems with attention span and impulse control.
Completely unregulated, synthetic pot is sold over the counter and can be extremely dangerous.
Study finds 28% of crashes with drivers under 20 were alcohol related.
6 things you should discuss with your teen about marijuana.
Young people who have greater exposure to alcohol marketing are more likely to initiate alcohol use and engage in binge drinking.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine or oxy.
More people in the US now die from opioids than car crashes
We are encouraged by the response to the early testing of the Gobi tool set.
Gobi’s purpose and commitment is to offer early prevention and intervention for teens.
The key thing we hope to do with Gobi is to foster better communication in families and help teens make better decisions in relation to drugs and alcohol before the "brain hijacking" occurs.
1 in 4 began using before age 18, compared to 1 in 25 who started using at age 21 or later.
The teens that have tried Gobi provided insights about the program that is both revealing and empowering.
Face it… 21st century parenting means none of us are surprised to see a teen hunched over his or her phone.