Substance Abuse

The Straight Dope: Studies Suggest Parental Monitoring Can Help Decrease Adolescent Marijuana Use

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

Women and Substance Abuse

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