Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Show me the facts, please! A great source....

Wondering where to find solid facts these days on youth substance abuse? I have found some of the most up-to-date at: – “Your Source for the latest research news” News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology – This is an excellent site to find relevant, current research on exactly how potentially dangerous substances affect us and our children.

Type in subjects like…addiction, teen smoking, teen health, controlled substances, steroids, crystal meth (or whatever substance…Oxycontin, Ritalin, etc), substance abuse, to the search window, and GET THE FACTS!

Two articles on youth drinking to check out are……

When 'Just Say No' Isn't Enough: Try ScienceDecember 3, 2008 — Teens are fascinated by their brains, the way they work, change, and even "freeze" sometimes. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recommends that parents, teachers and ...

Young Age At First Drink May Affect Genes And Risk For Alcoholism
The age at which a person takes a first drink may influence genes linked to alcoholism, making the youngest drinkers the most susceptible to severe problems.

Another on why certain Rx prescriptions that may be appropriate for adults are not for adolescents….

Abuse Of Painkillers Can Predispose Adolescents To Lifelong Addiction September 11, 2008 — Researchers reveal that adolescent mice exposed to the painkiller Oxycontin can sustain lifelong and permanent changes in their reward system -- changes that increase the drug's euphoric properties ... > full story

Happy Learning! Please let us know if you have any favorite research sites, or if you learn anything new and surprising that might help others! Thank you!

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