Substance Abuse News

Parents’ Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in Offspring

May 7th, 2014
Parents' Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in OffspringPeople who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents ...

Online Mental Health Site Detects High-Risk Personality Traits

May 5th, 2014
Online Mental Health Site Detects High-Risk Personality TraitsA new online mental health intervention for college students is now in the final stages of development, and research thus far has shown it to be successful in ...

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...

Stress Fuels Binge Drinking For Gay and Lesbian Teens

May 4th, 2014
Stress Fuels Binge Drinking For Gay and Lesbian Teens Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, such as victimization and ...

Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart Risk

May 4th, 2014
Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart RiskRecent research suggests that a range of different mental disorders may be linked to a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD involves a ...

Use of ADHD Meds as Study Aid — Cheating?

May 2nd, 2014
Use of ADHD Meds as Study Aid -- Cheating? New research finds that nearly 1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college report misusing a prescription stimulant while studying, with one-third of students ...

Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

April 27th, 2014
Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain InjuryAlmost half of all homeless men who took part in a new study had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life. The study, ...

Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids’ Aggressive Behavior

April 24th, 2014
Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids' Aggressive Behavior A new study finds evidence that prenatal smoking coupled with a genetic risk for behavioral problems could increase aggressive behavior in children -- especially in girls. Researchers ...

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

April 22nd, 2014
Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers less than 10 percent of crimes are directly ...

Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes

April 18th, 2014
Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes A new study suggests that casual marijuana use during youth and young adulthood is associated with structural changes in specific brain areas. Specifically, researchers found that ...