Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization Among U.S. Adolescents: Prevalence, Patterns, and Associations With Health Complaints and Substance Use
From the Journal of Adolescent Health
This research identified conceptually cohesive latent classes of youth dating violence (DV) and examined associations between covariates and classes by gender.
The Relationship Between Postpartum Depression, Domestic Violence, Childhood Violence, and Substance Use: Epidemiologic Study of a Large Community Sample
From Violence Against Women
A new report from SAMHSA shows that among the approximately 57,000 teenage (ages 12 to 19) female substance abuse treatment admissions each year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens. SAMHSA's report finds that these pregnant teen admissions tend to involve greater challenges than other female teen admissions in a number of key areas, such as financial and educational status.
SAMHSA's latest report on underage drinking shows that more than one-quarter of American youth engage in underage drinking. Although the extent of underage drinking has declined in recent years, particularly among teens age 17 and younger, the rates of underage drinking are still unacceptably high.
Prevention is often the best medicine, and that is not only true when it comes to physical health, but also public health. Case in point – young adults reduce their overall prescription drug misuse up to 65 percent if they are part of a community-based prevention effort while still in middle school, according to researchers at Iowa State University.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Prevention Week is May 12-18
National Prevention Week is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This observance is an opportunity to join with other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in your community to promote prevention efforts, educate others about behavioral health issues, and create and strengthen community partnerships.
Several commonly abused drugs, both legal and illegal, can have serious effects on a fetus, two pediatricians cautioned their colleagues in the March Pediatrics.
Children with ADHD are at increased risk of substance use, particularly of tobacco and marijuana, and despite anecdotal reports to the contrary, ADHD treatments may not counter that risk.
Fresno State is one of dozens of colleges tightening the rules on the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. and the subsequent prescription of amphetamine-based medications like Vyvanse and Adderall. Some schools are reconsidering how their student health offices handle A.D.H.D., and even if they should at all.
MADD is warning parents of teenagers that drunk driving is not the only underage drinking concern. Its analysis of federal data estimates that just 32% of underage drinking deaths are traffic-related.