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June 21, 2016

Teenagers' Health, Educational Outcomes Improving, Report Finds

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.

June 20, 2016

Marijuana Legalization Has Not Led to More Teen Use, Colorado Survey Finds

Rates of marijuana use by Colorado teens have remained relatively stable in recent years, even after the state legalized the drug for recreational use, survey data show.

May 05, 2016

Rule Gives FDA Authority to Ban Sale and Marketing of E-Cigarettes to Minors

The rule has been pushed by some lawmakers, who've been concerned that a lack of regulation of e-cigarettes has led to increasing use by teens.

April 28, 2016

Drug to Treat Opioid, Heroin Overdoses Offered Free to All U.S. High Schools

Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.

February 05, 2016

All Pennsylvania Schools Will Carry Opioid Overdose Drug

Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

April 16, 2015

E-Cigarette Use by Middle, High School Students Tripled Last Year

The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.

January 07, 2015

Teens Overestimate Peers' Involvement in Risky Behaviors, Study Finds

Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.

January 06, 2015

More School Drug Prevention Programs Address Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Some schools are making special efforts to address prescription drugs in their drug abuse prevention programs, in part because of concern that abuse of painkillers can lead to heroin use.

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