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Teenagers Who Smoke and Drink Suffer Ill Effects by Age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed. Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age. These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and [...]

By |2018-09-03T11:52:14+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control

Cole Skinner was hanging from a wall above an abandoned quarry when he heard a car pull up. He and his friends bolted, racing along a narrow path on the quarry’s edge and hopping over a barbed-wire fence to exit the grounds. The chase is part of the fun for Skinner and his friend Alex [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:06:47+10:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teen Drinkers More Likely to Battle Alcohol Abuse in Adulthood

When it comes to underage drinking, how often a teenager drinks rather than how much they drink has been found to be a bigger indicator of problems later in life. According to a new study, teens who drink at least weekly before the age 17 are up to three times more likely to binge, drink-drive, [...]

By |2018-07-12T09:05:31+10:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

One in seven high school students reported misusing prescription opioids, one of several disturbing results in a nationwide survey of teenagers that revealed a growing sense of fear and despair among youth in the United States. The numbers of teenagers reporting “feelings of sadness or hopelessness,” suicidal thoughts, and days absent from school out of fear of [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:42:34+10:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Parents Giving Children Alcohol Too Young, Researchers Say

Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully developed. Many parents may believe they are [...]

Attention Can be Protective Factor to Lower Risk of Drug Abuse

Parents who require children to follow rules and keep a constant eye on their activities, endeavoring to know where they are, who they are with and what they are doing, run less risk of facing problems when their children enter adolescence, such as abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The likelihood of such problems becomes [...]

Alcohol Puts Teens at Risk of Insomnia

A new study has examined the development of mental health problems and resilience among at-risk youth. It may be considered as one of the most common "sleep aids" people employ to help them drift off at night, but according to a recent study, alcohol can actually be a roadblock to good sleep in teenagers. The [...]

Disney Branded Non-Alcoholic Drinks Marketed to Children

A CONTROVERSIAL Disney branded product designed to look like champagne is still being marketed to children despite a company pledge to ban it. A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than one year [...]

By |2017-09-25T10:09:10+10:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increase the Likelihood of Addiction?

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are discovering why. Through a research grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National [...]

By |2017-07-10T15:44:43+10:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Paramedics Treating More Young Women Than Men For Alcohol Intoxication

More young people are needing emergency assistance for alcohol intoxication than in previous years, new data from Western Australia show. The state-wide ambulance figures show ambulance call-out rates are on the rise in the state, with young women requiring more urgent medical assistance for alcohol intoxication than young men. The figures were released this week [...]