For young adolescents, peers' views on the risk of an activity can be more important than their own, a new study suggests.
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April 06, 2015
January 06, 2015
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.
October 17, 2014
Wealthier kids are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, according to a new study.
September 12, 2014
A federal district judge has thrown out the search of a Virginia student's cellphone by school administrators looking for evidence of illegal drugs.
August 01, 2014
Researchers say marijuana use didn't grow more significantly in states that legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes than it did elsewhere.
July 24, 2014
In just one year, the number of teens who report using synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled, according the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
June 12, 2014
Biennial CDC report tracks health risk behaviors among young people, drawing upon survey results from 42 states and 21 large urban school districts.
April 15, 2014
Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.
December 18, 2013
Rates of teens who see great risk in regular marijuana use have dropped dramatically, an annual survey showed.
May 24, 2013
Fewer than one in five adults believe steroid use to be a major problem among high school student-athletes, according to a national survey.