Monitoring the Future Survey Showed Drug Abuse Rates Remained Steady Among Young Americans in 2022
The 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey was finalized and published recently. The findings showed no progress in reducing teen substance abuse rates from 2021 to 2022, as rates of substance abuse among young people held steady compared to drug use rates in previous years.
How Would Eliminating Addiction Improve America’s Educational Success?
Heavy drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are tough at any age. When it affects those who should be completing their educations, it can derail the entirety of their future lives.
Alcoholic Energy Drinks – The Rise and Fall of a Dangerous Substance Marketed to Young People
What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?
Young Adults are Abusing Drugs More than Their Parents Did
According to a recent study, young people use drugs more than their parents did when their parents were young. By itself, this is concerning. But it becomes even more concerning when we find out what types of drugs the young adults of today are using.
The Dangers of Using Multiple Drugs at the Same Time
New research indicates that many overdoses among young people involve multiple drugs. An addiction to one substance is terrible enough, but addiction to numerous substances is even worse and is becoming more common. What unique challenges are faced by addicts who use multiple types of drugs? And how can those individuals be helped?
Young Adults are Dieing at an Alarming Rate from Preventable Causes
Dubbed “Deaths of Despair“ deaths attributed to the use of drugs or alcohol and suicides have increased by nearly 400% in the last 20 years.
How Recovery High Schools Help Teens Launch Sober Adult Lives
In fifteen states around the U.S., recovery high schools offer youth in recovery the right environments in which they can get their lives on the right track for success.
How Does Alcohol Marketing Affect Alcohol Use in Young Adults?
Advertising is a growing industry and has been for some time. We see ads pop up everywhere. TV and radio stations have advertised the products and services of sponsors for decades now. Billboards, vinyl wraps on public transportation, newspapers, signs in store windows, and now the internet.
Safeguarding Our Future—Marijuana and Alcohol Use among Youth
The health and well-being of our young people is something to safeguard. Our youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow. An investment in their future is really an investment in ours, too. As parents, we want our kids to grow up to lead successful, happy, and healthy lives.
Opioid Prescribing to Young People Still Ongoing
For years, finding data on young adult and adolescent opioid prescribing was more akin to a deep sea treasure hunt than a cursory scan of the internet. There just wasn’t a lot of information out there. But now that’s changing. People are becoming more aware of adolescent opioid prescribing.