News | Topic: Substance Abuse

‘Synthetic Pot’ Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn.

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Pregnant Teenage Girls Smoking Cigarettes in Bid to Deliver Smaller Babies

Shockingly, expectant teens are more fearful of labour and having a large child rather than the health complications caused by cigarettes including higher stillbirth rates and increased risk of childhood asthma and allergies.

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Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

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Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Teens who use abuse prescription drugs such as narcotic painkillers are more likely to have sex or to participate in risky sexual behaviors, a new study suggests.

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