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Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds September 16, 2014

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds August 22, 2014

Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn't change behaviors

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study July 08, 2014

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study July 03, 2014

And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds June 13, 2014

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study May 16, 2014

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk May 05, 2014

Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

Substance Use at School Could Be Cry for Help May 05, 2014

Teens caught with pot, alcohol often have other problems, study finds

Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone April 28, 2014

Kids who did both were more likely to get traffic ticket or be in a wreck, study found

Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says April 10, 2014

Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study March 17, 2014

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition March 10, 2014

Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs March 10, 2014

Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey February 26, 2014

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use February 07, 2014

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms January 31, 2014

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses January 31, 2014

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

Secure Your Prescription Drugs When Hosting Holiday Parties: Experts December 27, 2013

Some guests might be tempted by easy access to medicines

Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids December 13, 2013

Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy December 11, 2013

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study December 09, 2013

But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report December 03, 2013

Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink October 23, 2013

Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students October 17, 2013

Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey October 09, 2013

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey September 24, 2013

Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study September 16, 2013

'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests September 12, 2013

These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey August 20, 2013

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study June 27, 2013

Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says June 25, 2013

Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds May 28, 2013

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC May 16, 2013

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey May 13, 2013

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study April 17, 2013

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds April 05, 2013

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking March 29, 2013

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids February 22, 2013

Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

Lower Drinking Age May Raise Chances of Bingeing Later February 08, 2013

Study found those who lived in states where it was legal to drink at age 18 drank heavily more often as adults

Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink? January 28, 2013

Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report December 19, 2012

Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes December 14, 2012

Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study December 10, 2012

Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact December 10, 2012

Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study October 08, 2012

Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

Drinking, Driving Drops by Half Among Teens: CDC October 02, 2012

But almost 1 million a month still do, agency says

Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol September 26, 2012

Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens? September 15, 2012

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll August 24, 2012

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey August 22, 2012

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

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