Alcohol & Drugs


'Incense' May Really Be Synthetic Marijuana

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Why does your room smell funny?
"Oh, we were just burning a little, uh, incense. Yeah, that's it. Just a li...
'Mad Hatter' can leave it up to its name if you inhale it, authorities say.

Binge Drinking More Damaging for Teen Girls Than Boys, Study Says

Credit: AFP/Getty Images Never mind getting sick, getting busted or getting hurt -- when teenage girls binge drink, they could be damag...This could lead to issues when it comes to driving, playing sports, using maps or remembering how to get places.

ER Visits by Teen Boys Skyrocket During July 4 Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us. Do you know where your teenage boys are? If you're thinking a little freedom is in order for your kids on...During the 2009 July 4th weekend, two-thirds of ER visits were made by boys.

Report: 90 Percent of Addicts Started Using as Teens

The teen years are a time when addiction is especially possible, because adolescent brains are more sensitive and teens are more apt to ...
Expert calls teen substance abuse America's no. 1 public health problem.

Antipsychotics Have Dramatic Consequences in Kids, Study Shows

Children can experience dramatic weight gain and insulin resistance just weeks after taking the drugs for the first time. Credit: Getty Im...Overprescribed antipsychotic meds make kids gain weight.

'Footloose' for Real: Nova Scotia High School Bans Dances

Even the hero of "Footloose" might not be able to get school officials at Sydney Academy to kick off their Sunday shoes. Credit: Amazon ...Drunk and rowdy students apparently a little too "footloose."

Gay Teens Engage in Destructive Behavior, CDC Reports

Gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are more likely to engage in self-destructive behavior. Credit: AFP/Getty Images Being a gay teenag...Bullying, social isolation and emotional conflict drive gay teens to drinking, drugs and other negative behaviors.

Facebook Party Spins Out of Control

A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1,500 guests...Better check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online.


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