Substance Abuse

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Alcohol and Drug Use among Adolescents - Highlights

Substance abuse problems, if left unrecognized, will, in most cases, get worse. One does not have to be trained as a counselor to recognize signs and symptoms.... [more]

Strengthening Families to Prevent Substance Abuse

Projects created to improve parenting and strengthen families as a way to prevent or reduce substance abuse.... [more]

Imaging and Alcoholism:

Research findings on the initiation and maintainance of alcoholism, and the interaction among nerve cells in the brain.... [more]

Study Identifies Link Between Childhood Abuse and Drug Abuse in Adulthood

Research shows strong link between childhood neglect and adult substance abuse.... [more]

Building Successful Collaborations Between Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Treatment

Research indicates a large number of children in the child welfare system come from families where parents abuse drugs and/or alcohol.... [more]

Teen Substance Use

Starting in your child's early adolescence (ages nine to thirteen) declare the topic of substances and substance use a topic always open for family discussion.... [more]

Teen Substance Use II

When parents have evidence that their teenager is using substances, they need to try and estimate the level of use with which they are dealing.... [more]

Take Another Look at Adolescent Drug Use

The use of alcohol and illicit drugs is still a big concern, and a growing concern as it pertains to youth substance abuse issues and consequences.... [more]

Study Finds Significant Mental Deficits in Toddlers Exposed to Cocaine Before Birth

The findings of this well-controlled study make an important contribution to a growing body of knowledge about the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure that may help us to identify those exposed children who are at increased risk of developmental harm.... [more]

Substance Abuse and Learning Disabilities: Is There a Link?

The link of learning disabilities and substance abuse begins in the womb.... [more]

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