A new study indicates that adolescent boys who use marijuana on a weekly basis may be at heightened risk for subclinical symptoms of psychosis. Alarmingly, these symptoms appear to persist, even after a year of abstinence from the drug.
In this interview, Dr. Daniel Siegel seeks to correct the traditional view of adolescence as a period of immaturity that is driven by raging hormones. He believes that the impulsivity of adolescence is more accurately explained by the fact that this time in life is a period of brain remodeling that includes profound changes in the dopamine system.
Twenty-four percent of high school students admit to taking at least one prescription painkiller, and 20 percent of teens admit to abusing prescription drugs before the age of 14, according to a 2012 survey at Drugfree.org (Your Teen for Parents) http://wp.me/p2Enux-ie
“We found that despite significant overdose experiences,nonmedical PO users were uninformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, and response strategies, especially the use of naloxone”. (Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Ph.D.) Psychcentral News reports […]
Students think Study Drugs Give Them a Harmless Boost: Guest Blogger Mike Shea On the Real Risks of Misuse–and Prevention Strategies
Introduction by Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. Psychostimulant medications are the most common drugs used to treat symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a syndrome that can include inattention, distractibility, […]
NBC News: Which Adolescent Rehabs Offer the Best Treatment? Science can Tell Us (And We Can Tell Each Other)
How to Fix Rehab: Expert Who Lost Son to Addiction Has a Plan – NBC News.com. This is a very encouraging article about efforts by Thomas McLellan, a research psychologist […]