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2013-09-17 23:17:46

California Treatment Center to be an Exhibitor and Workshop Sponsor at NCAD Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Adolescent Growth announces its sponsorship of the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD). The conference will take place September 21-25, 2013 at the Marriott Anaheim, California, and will feature speakers on a variety of topics related to addiction. The conference is geared toward treatment counselors, therapists, doctors, nurses and...

2013-09-13 11:05:12

-Previous research has found contradictory linkages among cognition, verbal skills, and later alcohol use. -A new study has found that better verbal development during childhood predicts more frequent drinking and intoxication during adolescence and young adulthood. -Study authors speculate this verbal/alcohol association may be partially due to peer associations. Some studies have found that poorer cognitive abilities during adolescence and early adulthood predict an increased risk for...

2013-09-12 23:02:14

SURGE uses interactive rock concert/comedy show/youth rally to address common teen issues. Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 With the recent headlines of school shootings, random killings, bullying and suicides, teens are returning to school this year with lots of apprehension. SURGE is a brand new movie theater experience -- part rock concert, part comedy show, part youth rally -- that will give an empowering message of hope to hundreds of thousands of teens who are facing...

2013-09-10 11:15:36

Study suggests focus on mental health key to improving physical health Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. As a group, high-school students who participated in an intervention that emphasized cognitive behavioral skills building in addition to nutrition and physical activity had a lower average body mass index,...

Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...

2013-09-09 20:27:07

Campaigns to get young people to stop smoking may be more successful by focusing on the positive benefits, such as having more money and better skin, rather than emphasizing negative outcomes like increased disease risk, a study from Wellcome Trust researchers suggests. The findings reveal that young people have greater difficulty in learning from bad news to interpret their risk of future events, which might explain why they often do not respond to warnings. We all make decisions based...

Music Of Our 20s Affects Us Emotionally
2013-09-09 09:30:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Teenagers and parents often disagree about many things, especially when it comes to tastes in music. While the music of an older generation might not always be relevant to the new school, a recent study from Cornell University says that young adults remember music from their parents' generation almost as fondly as music from their own adolescence. This, says lead researcher Lynne Krumhansl, proves music can form an emotional bond...

2013-09-04 23:23:04

The first “Right To Be The Grown Up” course will start in October, and will include 10 hours of training for parents throughout the month of October. Parents will be given personal face-to-face training on how to regain control and rebalance the power in the family, help get their children’s lives back on track, and be reinforced with weekly homework assignments and mottos to remember. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Parents of young adults and adolescents that are experiencing a...

Harsh Verbal Discipline Harmful To Children
2013-09-04 14:00:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many parents would never think of physically disciplining their child due to evidence indicating that it has a negative effect on their psychological well-being, they may resort to verbal discipline such as shouting, cursing or using insulting language. However, these types of verbal discipline could be just as damaging, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and the...

Teenage Behavior Influenced By Images Of Friends Drinking, Smoking Online
2013-09-03 09:08:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study from the University of Southern California (USC) claims teens are so impressionable that they can be influenced by what they see their friends doing online. Specifically, those teens who see their friends drinking and smoking in Facebook and Myspace pictures were more likely to do the same thing themselves. The study was carried out between 2010 and 2011, accounting for the inclusion of Myspace. According to their numbers,...


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