Kids and Alcohol Health News

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11/7/2017
10/19/2017
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

9/21/2017
Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds

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

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

7/27/2017
Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses

But study also shows those rates are rising for young adults who are not in school

7/19/2017
Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

7/17/2017
Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study

10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must

6/23/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking

But 1 in 7 still had excess alcohol at least once in past month, study finds

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

5/30/2017
Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

5/22/2017
Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up

Study finds frequent binge drinking among adolescents has dropped in past 25 years

5/11/2017
Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds

But many who do imbibe do so excessively

5/8/2017
Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

5/5/2017
'I'm Not a Bad Drunk, But He Is'

Study finds each drinker believes they're better-behaved than those around them

5/4/2017
More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds

Drinking figured in 85 percent of the top children's films over 2 decades

3/9/2017
Alcohol, Pot and GPA

Using alcohol and marijuana in college leads to a lower grade point average, study finds.

3/8/2017
Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

2/23/2017
Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

2/13/2017
Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road

9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

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

12/11/2016
Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties

Don't pressure people to drink and make sure those who are imbibing have a designated driver

11/2/2016
Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

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

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

9/7/2016
TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

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

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

5/17/2016
Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study

Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

5/2/2016
Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

4/29/2016
Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

4/12/2016
Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do: Study

When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

4/11/2016
Gender and Underage Drinking

Are boys or girls more at risk for underage drinking?

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

4/1/2016
Alcohol-branded Merchandise and Underage Drinking

Adolescents who wear alcohol-branded merchandise at increased risk of drinking, new study finds.

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

1/13/2016
Alcohol Ads Should Be a No-See on TV for Kids

But 1 in 8 drinking ads don't adhere to industry's own standards, study reports

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

11/18/2015
1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

11/3/2015
Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds

International research team calls for governments to stop subsidizing films that show tobacco use

10/22/2015
Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

10/20/2015
Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads

Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

10/5/2015
'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study

Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

9/28/2015
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

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

8/31/2015
Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking

Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

8/12/2015
Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

7/22/2015
Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

6/15/2015
Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

Adults worried that teens will be more likely to abuse alcohol in this form