Article Category: <span>Adolescents</span>

Broken Homes and Spirits: Examining Early Childhood Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Early child adversity can contribute to childhood traumas. In response, the child could experiment with drug abuse as a coping mechanism.

New Research Examines Connection Between Opioid Addiction And Early Life Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Difficult experiences in childhood may increase the likelihood of opioid addiction later in life, according to a study on early life adversity.

E-Cigarette Company CEOs Testify Before Congress About Underage Vaping

Nathan Yerby ❘

The CEOs of JUUL and four other e-cigarette companies have answered questions from lawmakers about the actions they're taking to stop underage vaping.

Impaired Bus Drivers Risk Children’s Lives While Driving Drunk, High

Hayley Hudson ❘

In the last 5 years, over 1,000 children have been driven by an impaired bus driver who is drunk or high from alcohol or drugs.

Chemical Exposure and Vaping-Related Lung Disease Linked, Research Finds

Krystina Murray ❘

Researchers are finding that vaping and lung disease are closely linked, and that the injuries and deaths closely resemble chemical burns.

Prosecutors Charge Five Men for Fatal Alcohol Poisoning of Underage Student at Fraternity Party

Nathan Yerby ❘

Prosecutors in Orange County, CA have charged five UC Irvine fraternity brothers for the fatal alcohol poisoning of Noah Domingo, an 18-year-old student.

Can Young Adult Polysubstance Use Be Prevented?

Krystina Murray ❘

According to a new study, young adults in the United States (aged 18-25 years) are reporting increasingly high rates of polysubstance use.

Karli the ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Helps Kids Understand Addiction

Jena Hilliard ❘

Karli the 'Sesame Street' muppet helps kids understand the topic of addiction by revealing she's in foster care due to her mom having a 'grown-up problem.'

Young Australian Drinkers Are Notably Selfie-Conscious

Krystina Murray ❘

New research suggests that young Australian drinkers are more 'selfie-conscious,' and are less likely to binge drink or use illict drugs as a result.

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