Brain imaging studies have found that measuring the amount of grey matter in a teenager’s brain can predict the likelihood of later addiction issues.
Teens may hide drugs around the home and in their bedroom, sometimes in plain sight. Learn what to look for if you think your teen may be using drugs.
Teens often steal leftover medication from their home, which can lead to addiction. Parents can take these steps to safeguard their kids.
Ohio opens a recovery high school that helps teens after substance abuse treatment by providing a drug-free, supportive environment.
Parents of middle school children in the Stanly, North Carolina, area now have a way to prevent substance misuse. The 12-week program helps families grow closer.
A new documentary about former NBA player Chris Herren brings attention to teen substance misuse as well as substance misuse in sports.
Teen Binge Eating and Alcoholism: Is There a Connection?
A new study links teen binge eating to later alcohol addiction.
A struggle with substance misuse was getting in the way of Jackson Crowe’s education. His outlook looked bleak — until he tried a new type of school.
The vape pen manufacturer Juul hired an executive medical director who is well-known for his research on teen nicotine use and addiction. Is this a positive step for the company…
A study by the University of Southern California found that teenagers who use opioids recreationally are more likely to become addicted to heroin later in life.
Recently, a Canadian teen overdosed on heroin he purchased online. Learn more about what his death can teach parents and treatment providers about teen addiction.
New survey finds COVID-19 has impacted U.S. children’s mental health and the majority have expressed concerns about returning to their school in the fall.
They’re our society’s future. And some would say this young generation is using themselves to deteriorating health in epidemic proportions...
NIDA Releases New Screening Tools for Adolescent Substance Use
Adolescent substance abuse is a growing issue that the NIDA is helping to combat with new screening tools. Click to read on.
Juul is the most popular e-cigarette for teens and the CEO is apologizing for their role in the teen vaping epidemic.
On the heels of troubling vaping statistics, Texas just enacted a new law raising the age to buy nicotine products in the state from 18 to 21.
Local communities in Georgia are working to combat prescription drug abuse by teens with drug education programs in schools.
Parents face a challenge when it comes to their teen’s medical records. Learn more about the ways one family is fighting back following their son’s overdose.
Euphoria takes a brutally honest look at problems high school kids face today: drugs, depression, sexting, social media, mental health and teen addiction.
Teen e-cigarette use can impact brain development, and its effects are similar to those of a substance use disorder.
To combat the teen vaping epidemic, one school district in Nebraska starts testing students for nicotine if they participate in extracurriculars.
In a 5-3 vote, Cincinnati decriminalized marijuana. Many people worry about the effects it will have on marijuana use in teens, especially since there is no age limit.
Teen opioid use may be linked with later heroin use in high school, according to a study from the University of Southern California
With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use increasingly seen, many people are getting the idea that marijuana use is relatively harmless.