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 26, 2014: Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

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

November 13, 2013: Most Teens Who Misuse Painkillers Aren't After a High, Study Finds
Researchers call for more monitoring of teenagers prescribed narcotic drugs

November 11, 2013: Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

October 31, 2013: One in 10 Teens Has Misused Prescription Painkillers: Survey
Finding suggests that ERs might provide a good opportunity to spot trouble, intervene

October 15, 2013: Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says
Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

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

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

August 11, 2013: Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests
Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

July 16, 2013: Legalize Pot, But Not for Teens, Many U.S. Adults Say
Survey finds support for age restrictions

May 31, 2013: Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

May 29, 2013: ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

May 06, 2013: Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

May 03, 2013: Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls
Small study suggests better methods needed

May 03, 2013: At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows
Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

April 26, 2013: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday
Event is an attempt to prevent the misuse of household meds, drug enforcement officials say

April 23, 2013: Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

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

January 26, 2013: Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll
Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

January 14, 2013: Pot Use-Low IQ Link Challenged in Study
New report suggests poverty plays a role, and may have thrown off results of first study

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

November 29, 2012: Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades
Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

October 17, 2012: Painkiller Abuse by Kids Way Up, Study Finds
Addiction among current generation higher than any group in history

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

August 27, 2012: Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later
Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

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 21, 2012: Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study
An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say

July 09, 2012: Teach Prescribers About Dangers of Long-Acting Pain Meds: FDA
Abuse, misuse, deaths from narcotic painkillers on the rise

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 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 08, 2012: Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking
'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

May 07, 2012: Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study
Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

April 30, 2012: Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use
Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

April 23, 2012: 'Publication Bias' Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism
Studies showing ineffectiveness less likely to get published, new study finds

April 19, 2012: Use of Ecstasy, Speed by Teens Tied to Later Depression
However, study of Canadian high school students didn't show cause and effect

March 23, 2012: Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs
Study suggests feeling close to a teacher may make a difference for kids

March 19, 2012: Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

March 09, 2012: Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink
Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

March 07, 2012: Genes Play a Role in Drug Abuse Risk Among Adopted Kids: Study
But good adoptive relationships offer some protection, researchers say

December 19, 2011: Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study
At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

November 11, 2011: Helping Others Helps Teens Beat Substance Abuse
Drug, alcohol cravings decreased for juvenile offenders, study found

November 10, 2011: Heavy Meth Use Linked to Schizophrenia
Researchers say the drug may trigger the mental disorder in susceptible people

November 10, 2011: Drugs Slipped Into Drinks Sending Many to ER: Report
Majority of victims are women, but nearly 40 percent are male, researchers note.