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2014-01-30 23:24:49

Four-day event to help community leaders learn effective drug prevention strategies. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 24th annual National Leadership Forum, which will be held February 3-6, 2014 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum...

2013-11-04 14:07:48

Teenagers in the child welfare system are at higher-than-average risk of abusing marijuana, inhalants and other drugs, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. However, the study also shows that parental involvement matters. "When youth perceive that their parents or caregivers are actively engaged in their lives, this may steer them away from drugs," according to lead researcher Danielle L. Fettes, Ph.D., of the University of California,...

2013-10-08 23:02:53

Because polydrug abuse trend greatly increases the risk of harm, Narconon International has greatly expanded their polydrug abuse prevention resources on their website. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Knowing the warning signs of drug abuse is a useful way for parents to watch for problems with their children. But what if their children are using two, three or even more substances in the same day or even at the same time? Not only is it very hard for a family member to tell what is going on,...

2013-10-02 13:04:29

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse. Using data from...

2013-07-25 23:01:41

Narconon® Drug Prevention & Education recruited teen artists to create a motivational guide that steers their peers and younger children toward accomplishments and away from drug abuse. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Experts agree that peer pressure is one of the primary forces that encourages young people to start using drugs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, as an example, focuses on how to resist this influence on their website for youth, "NIDA for Teens." Many other...

2013-04-12 15:58:52

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC highlights opportunities for smoking intervention programs The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behavior than your high school friends, according to newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in the April 12 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, identifies how friends' and parental influence on cigarette smoking changes from...


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