Addiction Research & Reports
This report documented the result of profound societal inattention to the needs of 2.4 million children engaged in the juvenile justice system and millions of others following in their footsteps.
This survey found the more sexually active friends a teen had and the more time a teen spent with a boyfriend or girlfriend, the greater the risk that teen would smoke, drink, get drunk or use illegal drugs.
The marijuana available to today's children is far more potent than what many of their parents smoked and, as is the case with nicotine cigarettes, we have accumulated considerable additional evidence of the dangers of its use.
Dangerous and addictive controlled substances were found to be easily available over the Internet without a prescription to individuals of any age. Only 6% of the websites selling drugs said they required a prescription to complete a sales transaction and not a single site placed any restriction on the sale of these controlled drugs to children.
Individuals with eating disorders were up to 5 times likelier to abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, and those who abused alcohol or illicit drugs were up to 11 times likelier to have had eating disorders.
This report found that a 50% reduction in the number of teens who smoked cigarettes could reduce teen marijuana use by 17% to 29%.
This survey found that the more often children had dinner with their parents the less likely they were to smoke, drink or use marijuana.
The risk that teens would smoke, drink, get drunk and use illegal drugs increased sharply if they were highly stressed, frequently bored or had substantial amounts of spending money. In fact, high stress teens were twice as likely as low stress teens to smoke, drink, get drunk and use illegal drugs.
Criminal justice programs can divert into long-term residential treatment high-risk, serious felony offenders, including drug sellers, who would otherwise have been incarcerated, while holding them accountable for their crimes.
Research has shown those who began drinking before the age of 21 were more than twice as likely to develop alcohol-related problems compared to those who began drinking at age 21 or older.
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