Substance Abuse

Is bad behavior determined by a child’s genes? A new study has found that a particular gene has some influence on whether or not adolescents show alarming behaviors—but only if their parents aren’t keeping tabs on them. While this gene, which has been linked to alcoholism, has only a small More

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug by adolescents, with almost 42% of high school seniors admitting to having experimented with it. Continued marijuana use may result in a number of serious consequences including depression, cognitive impairment, cardiovascular disease, and certain forms of cancer. As such, it is critical More

In the fight against substance abuse, women are battling tougher odds with fewer weapons. That was the message from a panel of behavioral scientists and community health advocates at a recent conference on gender differences and substance abuse. “Of all those stigmatized with the burden [of substance abuse], women are More