Addiction

Bros before woes: When your younger sibling is an addict

“Our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. “Simple perception of parental favoritism was enough to undermine [sibling] relationship. “In families with more than one child, every sibling seems to get a label in contrast to every other sibling.” Such are the statistically-backed reflections of science writer Robin Marantz Henig, who’s …

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Marijuana surpasses cigarettes in popularity with teens

The daily or near-daily use of marijuana now exceeds the daily cigarette smoking among high school seniors, according to the most recent Monitoring the Future (MFT) survey. The results also indicate that, while teens’ use of cigarettes dropped to an all-time low, the use of marijuana and e-cigarettes have increased among young people. Researchers have …

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Marijuana use can damage brain development and structure, study shows

The legalization of marijuana has led to the greater acceptance and availability of cannabis products, which has contributed to increased marijuana use among young people. Despite the lack of knowledge that exists about the consequences of higher potency cannabis strains and its’ long-term use, there seems to be a widespread misconception that marijuana use is …

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Effective alcohol laws are reducing alcohol-related youth crime

The FBI maintains arrest statistics on nearly every conceivable category of crime. For the years 2010 through 2014, declining arrest statistics for males aged 10 through 17 for offenses involving alcohol indicate – absent other causes – that laws do have a prohibitive effect on the drinking behavior of young men. Alcohol-related youth offenses In …

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Smartphone addiction among teens linked to controlling parents

Adolescent smartphone addiction is a growing problem worldwide. Many teens in Asian countries have smartphones and Internet addiction is common. Smartphones offer the ability to call, send text messages, and use the Internet while on the go, and have changed the way people communicate worldwide. Smartphones have advantages and disadvantages, some of which are unique …

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How dangerous drugs are marketed to children

The sentiments of drug dealers worldwide were summarized in the 1973 R.J. Reynolds tobacco company document entitled “Some Thoughts About New Brands of Cigarettes for the Youth Market,” which states: “Realistically, if our Company is to survive and prosper, over the long term, we must get our share of the youth market.” The goal of …

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Video games change neural pathways of compulsive adolescent players

Experts have long debated how chronic video game play affects gamers’ minds. A new study demonstrates that gaming alters the wiring in the brains of avid players, for better and for worse. Brain scans of nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game …

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