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Recovery High

By Paul Gaita

For teenage addicts, recovery high schools can help tremendously in giving them a clean, safe environment. But funding can be a problem. MORE  

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

By Paul Gaita

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment. MORE  

Teens Who Smoke Pot Daily Could Have More Problems Later in Life

By Victoria Kim

A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become. MORE  

Saving My Teenage Junkie

By Meredith O'Brien

Haley doesn't understand her own mortality. She could be one careless combination of substances away from death. If she was home, I lived in a continuing state of fear. I realized she had to be in long term treatment, I couldn't allow her to destroy herself as well as the family. MORE  

Electronic Cigarettes Tempt Non-Smoking Teens to Smoke

By Bryan Le

Some say e-cigarettes are saving smokers from regular cigarettes, but they're also dragging teens into the habit. MORE  

Study: Teen Pot Smokers May End Up on Disability as Adults

By Paul Gaita

An extensive study conducted by Swedish researchers found that male pot smokers are more likely to require disability pensions when they're older. MORE  

Fewer Colorado Teens View Pot As Dangerous, Survey Says

By McCarton Ackerman

While fewer teens view pot as harmful, fewer teens are also smoking it. MORE  

One In Four Parents Gives Kids Booze to Celebrate, Survey Says

By Shawn Dwyer

Whether celebrating the end of exams or a holiday, one in four parents in the UK like to get their teen drunk. MORE  

Teens Lack Options in Substance Abuse Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Despite drug overdoses becoming one of the top killers of adolescents, teenagers still lack affordable access to drug treatment. MORE  

Weed-Booze Combination More Dangerous For Teen Drivers Than Just Alcohol

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study shows that teenagers who combine pot and alcohol are more likely to be ticketed or involved in an accident. MORE  

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