April 10, 2014: Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says
Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

March 17, 2014: Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study
If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

March 10, 2014: Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition
Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

March 10, 2014: Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs
Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

February 26, 2014: Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey
CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

February 07, 2014: Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use
But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

January 31, 2014: College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms
One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

January 31, 2014: Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses
Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

December 27, 2013: Secure Your Prescription Drugs When Hosting Holiday Parties: Experts
Some guests might be tempted by easy access to medicines

December 13, 2013: Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids
Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

December 11, 2013: Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

December 09, 2013: Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

December 03, 2013: Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

October 23, 2013: Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink
Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

October 17, 2013: Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students
Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

October 09, 2013: Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey
Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

September 24, 2013: Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey
Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

September 16, 2013: 1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study
'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

September 12, 2013: Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests
These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

August 20, 2013: Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey
Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

June 27, 2013: Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study
Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

June 25, 2013: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says
Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

May 28, 2013: More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds
But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

May 16, 2013: 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

May 13, 2013: Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey
Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

April 17, 2013: Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study
Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

April 05, 2013: Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds
Binge drinking and drug use more likely

March 29, 2013: Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking
Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

February 22, 2013: Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids
Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

February 08, 2013: Lower Drinking Age May Raise Chances of Bingeing Later
Study found those who lived in states where it was legal to drink at age 18 drank heavily more often as adults

January 28, 2013: Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?
Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

December 19, 2012: Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report
Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

December 14, 2012: Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes
Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

December 10, 2012: Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study
Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

December 10, 2012: Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact
Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

October 08, 2012: Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study
Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

October 02, 2012: Drinking, Driving Drops by Half Among Teens: CDC
But almost 1 million a month still do, agency says

September 26, 2012: Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

September 15, 2012: Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

August 24, 2012: Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll
Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

August 22, 2012: Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey
Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

August 08, 2012: Brain Scans May Spot Teens at Risk for Problem Drinking
Findings also point to harms of excessive alcohol use

July 10, 2012: Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

July 03, 2012: Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report
Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

June 28, 2012: 40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs
About 16 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are hooked

June 19, 2012: Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study
Those who abuse alcohol also have worse academic performance

June 15, 2012: State Laws Cut Teen Drinking and Driving, Large Study Shows
Graduated licensing and use-alcohol-and-lose laws have made a big difference

June 07, 2012: Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs
Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

May 21, 2012: Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse
But researchers say it's not clear how they're linked

May 18, 2012: Underage Drinkers Can Easily Order Alcohol From the Internet
Study found young online buyers were successful nearly half the time