Posts Tagged ‘teen substance abuse’

By On February 14th, 2019

Teen cannabis use tied to adult depression and suicidal thoughts in new study

Using marijuana as a teen may increase a person’s chance of developing depression as an adult, according to a new large-scale study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study comes shortly after the introduction of legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana across the country and while cannabis remains the most popular drug for teens.…


By On January 3rd, 2019

Opioid-related deaths among teens and children have tripled since 1999

Although recent statistics and information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make the death toll from the ongoing opioid epidemic startlingly clear, data about the opioid crisis’s effect on younger people across America hasn’t been so easy to come by. Now, a recent study indicates that opioid overdose rates among teens and…


By On September 2nd, 2016

Teens With Bipolar Disorder Face High Risk of Substance Abuse as Adults

Teens living with bipolar disorder face a particularly high risk of developing problems with substance abuse by the time they reach adulthood, according to new findings published this week in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Following up a previous study showing that adolescents with bipolar disorder were more likely to smoke cigarettes and develop substance use…


By On January 2nd, 2015

Teenagers With ADHD and Conduct Disorder At Higher Risk For Substance Abuse

A study recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence says teenagers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder, a behavioral and emotional disorder marked by aggressive, destructive, or deceitful behavior, are more likely to use alcohol and tobacco than their peers. The study, from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is…


By On November 17th, 2014

Researchers Show Multiple Risk Factors For Teen Alcohol Abuse

Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are taking part in an effort to uncover predictive brain factors in behaviors which could help identify teens who are at heightened risk of alcohol abuse before they ever start drinking. With four abstracts from the Adolescent Development Study set to be presented at Neuroscience 2014, the…


By On August 11th, 2014

Aggressive Behavior Associated With Higher Risk of Teen Alcohol Use

Youth drinking is still a significant issue throughout America, especially in light of recent findings which show that substance use at an early age heightens the risk for substance abuse later in life. Thankfully, a new study may help identify the risk signs in adolescents. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio University Hospital,…

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