Drugs and Kids News

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11/7/2017
11/6/2017
10/25/2017
Decline in U.S. Teen Drug Abuse Means Less Crime, Violence

New stats show fighting, theft, gun use all down

9/26/2017
CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/18/2017
8/16/2017
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

8/7/2017
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

6/9/2017
Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

5/8/2017
Bullying and Substance Use

Kids who are bullied in 5th grade are at higher risk of substance use in high school, study finds.

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

3/29/2017
Kids Peppered With Pot Ads

Legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states fueling the trend, study suggests

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

12/27/2016
Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

10/31/2016
Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens

Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

10/29/2016
Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/21/2016
Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

8/17/2016
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

8/12/2016
ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

8/11/2016
Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

7/25/2016
Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse

7/15/2016
Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

5/3/2016
Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

2/13/2016
Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study

Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn

1/20/2016
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

12/30/2015
Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

12/16/2015
High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey

More kids believe marijuana isn't harmful, experts say in explaining finding

12/14/2015
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

10/28/2015
Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

10/19/2015
College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds

Survey reveals most users take the drugs to help them study or catch some sleep

10/15/2015
Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

9/8/2015
Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds

But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

8/31/2015
Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

8/4/2015
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

7/23/2015
'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds

But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

7/23/2015
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

7/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

7/7/2015
Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug