The factors that contribute to the development of a drug abuse problem are complex and varied. For each person that has an addiction, there is a combination of environmental and genetic influences that create a situation in which vulnerability is increased when an opportunity to do drugs is presented.
New research suggests that children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are up to three times more likely to use cocaine, marijuana, and nicotine in adolescence and as young adults than those without ADHD. Adolescents with ADHD are also more likely to experiment with these substances at earlier ages than those without the disorder.
A new report shows that Australian children as young as 10 are being treated for amphetamine, marijuana, and alcohol abuse. The Federal Government report also reveals that 12-year-olds are using heroin and a child under 13 was treated for cocaine use last year.
Experts say that now is the perfect time to talk to your kids about drugs, as these conversations can save your child from a life of drug abuse. Brian, a recovering addict, told Texas’ KTRE that he began smoking marijuana when he was 12 years old. “Marijuana, it always leads to something. It did for [...]
Teens and children who live with alcoholic fathers are at a higher risk for alcohol or drug abuse themselves, a new study shows.