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Asking youth about substance use does not make it more likely: New research

Posted by Kim Eckart

Researchers report finding no evidence that discussing drug and alcohol use with preteens encourages them to try drugs or drinking.

The study focused on school-based surveys of fifth- and sixth-graders to determine whether their behaviors changed … Read the rest

Teens 3x More Likely To Get Addicted To Painkillers

teen-girl-pills-120216Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Younger teenagers are at higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a year of when they began using them for non-medical reasons, a new study suggests.

The findings are based on a nationally … Read the rest