TeensAndDrugs 

New Jersey School District to Drug-Test Middle Schoolers

A New Jersey school board voted to start random drug testing for middle-schoolers. Credit: Getty In an effort to stamp out drugs and alcohol abuse by kids before they get to high school, a New Jersey school district voted Jan. 12 to ro...Kids in grades six through eight may be randomly tested for drugs.

Melissa Gilbert Talks Teen Drug Abuse and Why She's Worried About Miley Cyrus

Melissa Gilbert says the holidays can be an especially hard time on teens. Credit: Arnoldi/X17online.com Melissa Gilbert has spoken candidly about her own drug abuse and battles with alcohol, and, recently, the "Little House on the Pra...The TV icon says the holidays can be a trigger time for teens.

Report Shows 1 in 9 Teens Getting Dangerous Prescriptions

Is your teen getting hooked on prescription drugs? Credit: Getty Images
True, the usual intoxicants -- alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs -- cause concern for many parents of teens. But now a new type of threat for addiction and ...
Another thing for parents to worry about: Teens dipping into the medicine cabinet for prescription drugs.

Shocker: Teens Not Truthful About Drug Use

Your kids are probably telling you what you want to hear. Credit: Getty Images
Your teenager insists he isn't taking drugs, and you believe him. Sucker. A new study shows teenagers are 52 times more likely to test positive for cocaine than ...
Get this: Teens lie about doing drugs.

Sorry, Sgt. Friday, Pot Smoking Might Not Lead to Hard Drugs

Credit: Eric Risberg, AP
Sgt. Joe Friday was ... was ... wrong? Marijuana is not a gateway to other drugs, according to a study to be published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. But who can forget Sgt. Fri...

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