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April 06, 2015

In Assessing Risk, Younger Teens Turn to Peers, Not Adults, Study Finds

For young adolescents, peers' views on the risk of an activity can be more important than their own, a new study suggests.

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.

October 17, 2014

School Stimulant Use as 'Socioeconomic Advantage'? Study Suggests It Could Be.

Wealthier kids are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, according to a new study.

September 12, 2014

Judge Rejects Administrators' Search of Student's Cellphone

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

Legalizing Pot Has Not Led to Increased Use Among Teenagers, Study Says

Researchers say marijuana use didn't grow more significantly in states that legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes than it did elsewhere.

July 24, 2014

Survey: Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles

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

Less Sex, Fighting, and Smoking Seen Among High School Students

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

E-Cigarette Marketing Increasingly Targets Young People, Lawmakers Say

Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.

December 18, 2013

Teen Marijuana Use Increased as Perception of Risk Declined, Survey Says

Rates of teens who see great risk in regular marijuana use have dropped dramatically, an annual survey showed.

May 24, 2013

Few Adults Suspect Rampant Use of Steroids by Youths, Survey Finds

Fewer than one in five adults believe steroid use to be a major problem among high school student-athletes, according to a national survey.

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