Alcohol Abuse

Nearly 60% Utah teens used both alcohol and e-cigarettes in 2017, finds survey

Nearly 60% Utah teens used both alcohol and e-cigarettes in 2017, finds survey

The use of alcohol and tobacco during adolescence is considered a strong predictor of the dependence on these and other substances during adulthood. Underage drinking and smoking can have a detrimental impact on the developing brain, and increase adolescents’ risk for mental health disorders and addiction. It was previously found that Utah youth had a …

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Children exposed to domestic violence suffer immediate and long-term consequences, says research

Children exposed to domestic violence suffer immediate and long-term consequences, says research

Children in the United States are exposed to unacceptable rates of domestic violence, including exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), parents’ physical abuse of siblings, and other assaults on teens and adults, according to the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV). Quite often, children become victims of violence and are subjected to physical, …

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Even moderate alcohol consumption by parents can negatively impact children: Study

A glass or two of wine in the evening may seem harmless or a fun way to unwind after a hard day’s work, but people might not realize that this can cause more harm to their children than they would like to believe. A recent study, led by researchers from the Institute for Alcohol Studies …

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Adolescent boys with body image issues at risk of abusing alcohol and drugs

Negative health outcomes resulting from poor self-perception of body image are typically associated with adolescent girls. Adverse impacts include eating disorders, depression, low self-esteem and suicidal tendencies. However, a recent study, published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse in February 2017, found that the negative outcomes are not restricted to adolescent girls …

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Teens need to hone their drink refusal skills

Alcohol is similar to the sorcerer’s stone, if looked at from a teenage boy’s perspective. It holds the key to some promised land and assures of great times if consumed copiously. At least that’s what other peers think. Underage drinking can have adverse effects on a teenagers’ developing brains and health. In order to educate …

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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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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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