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Adolescent Drug Abuse Prompts Improved School Prevention Programs

To fight adolescent drug abuse, schools across the U.S. have been striving to implement more effective drug abuse prevention and education programs. While the U.S....

An Overview of Drug Abuse in U.S. High Schools

A recent study shows that many American citizens recognize drug abuse is a national problem but most of them are not aware of the...

Opioid-addicted teens lack medication-assisted treatment

A recent study found that there is a significant lack of access to and utilization of developmentally appropriate treatment for adolescents and young adults...

Why are teen athletes more likely to misuse opioids?

Adolescents who play at least one high contact sport are at a high risk for engaging in the nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO)...

Exploring the adolescent brain to prevent substance use disorders

Researchers sought to help develop effective early prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs) by focusing on specific brain...

Prescription opioid use in decline for high school seniors

Prescription opioid consumption is decreasing nationwide among high school seniors, a study revealed this month. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined data from...

Marijuana blunts natural reward responses in the brain

Scientists at the University of Michigan, along with Florida International University’s (FIU) Center for Children and Families, found previously unreported behavioral effects marijuana has...
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