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Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Music Idol’s Sad Legacy

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Twenty-seven year old English singer Amy Winehouse died alone in her home this week. Her battle with addiction and substance abuse was well documented in song and performance. She became popular by singing: ‘They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no” even though she obviously needed and even sought treatment. (more…)

Almost Half of Teens Drink, Use Drugs, Smoke

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

If you have a teenager, there’s a high probability that he or she will be exposed to alcohol, drugs or cigarettes during their high school years. And, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse there is a good chance that your teen will try these drugs. (more…)

Binge Drinking Numbers Rising!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Colleges are gearing up for finals, high school prom and graduation season is underway and the incidences of binge drinking continues to climb.  Why put these topics in the same sentence? (more…)

Drug Abuse Among Teens On The Rise

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Teens are not saying “no” when it comes to smoking marijuana and dropping ecstasy. During the last 3 years, there’s been a spike in taking these drugs as well as a more relaxed view of alcohol use among the teen population according to a new report by Partnership at Drugfree.org. (more…)

Parenting Style And Teen Drinking

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

A new study suggests that your child could become a binge drinker depending on your parenting style. (more…)

Four Loko, “Blackout in a Can”

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Parents of teens and college age young adults should be aware of a sugary high-energy alcoholic beverage called Four Loko. (more…)

Underage Alcohol Use & Binge Drinking Numbers Climb

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Parents take note:  the incidence of underage alcohol use and binge drinking continues to rise and the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement on this topic. (more…)

Kids Using Inhalants To Get High

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Take a look around your house. Do you have hairspray, furniture polish or air freshener?  Lock it up!  A recent study reveals children as young as 12 years old are more likely to use these products to get high than marijuana or alcohol. (more…)

Teens of Dads Who Drink Too Much Tend to Follow Suit

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Teens who live with alcohol-abusing fathers are at higher risk for alcohol or drug abuse themselves, a U.S. government study says.

Data from more than 11,000 fathers and 9,500 father-child pairs between 2002 and 2007 found the rate of past-year alcohol use among youths aged 12 to 17 was 38.8 percent among those who lived with a father who abused alcohol, 33.2 percent among those whose father drank but didn’t have a drinking disorder and 21.1 percent among those whose father hadn’t used alcohol in the past year. (more…)