Research shows that the younger a person is when they start to drink, the greater the risk of alcohol-related problems later in life. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, children who begin drinking at age 13 have a 45% chance of becoming...

Local police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Drug Take Back Day on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will give the public the opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse by properly disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused...

The consequences of youth substance abuse are serious, resulting in brain development problems, car accidents, risky sexual behavior, school dropouts and more. (You can read about the 7 consequences of underage drinking here). In addition, teens are using substances at a surprisingly early age. The average...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports hospital emergency visits dealing with drinking are high during the Fourth of July holiday, doubling when it comes to underage drinking. A 2014 study by SAMHSA showed the number of underage drinking-related visits to the emergency...

Summer is a time for teens to experience freedom from school and spend time with friends and family. However, extra free time and lenient rules can also increase underage drinking. A new survey by Caron Treatment Centers reveals 61 percent identified summer as the season teens...

It’s time to talk about a serious issue: the effects of marijuana legalization on youth. Marijuana is already legal in some states, and with local news breaking stories like “Rep. Simpson files bill to end marijuana probation in Texas,” it’s time we start talking about how...

2014 Monitoring the Future Survey Results Youth use of alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs are steadily declining, but e-cigarette use is high and the perception that marijuana is harmful is low, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, released by the National Institute on Drug...