Teens getting alcohol from parents

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More than half of American teens say they’ve consumed alcohol, and more than 40 percent of those children say they sometimes get their alcohol free from an adult, a new federal survey found. Among the country’s estimated 10.8 million underage drinkers, more than 40 percent said they got alcohol free from an adult during the […]

Childhood aggression can lead to alcohol abuse

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Continual aggressive behavior from childhood through late adolescence is a significant predictor of adult alcohol use and abuse, a new University of Michigan study indicates. In comparison to childhood and adolescent aggression, some variables often thought of as risk factors, such as problems in the family and parents’ poor educational background, are weak predictors of […]

Teens take risks when they down energy drinks

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Between homework, cheerleading and working at Wendy’s, Megan Ward was tired from being always on the go. So last year the 16-year-old began drinking a Red Bull or Monster energy drink before school and sometimes a second one before cheerleading practice. “I was trying to get energy,” says Megan, of Parker, Colo. “In the morning, […]

Caffeine addiction

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Oftentimes, we associate the phrase substance abuse with addiction to illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin and maybe alcohol and tobacco. These substances are known to cause many health, social and financial problems. But there are other substances that can be, and are addicting and can be abused. Caffeine and sugar that are found on […]

Relationship abuse

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One of the most heart breaking scenarios for a parent to witness is when their child gets hurt, specially by someone they like or love. Having a boyfriend or a girlfriend is natural for teenagers, and most of the times it’s a good experience for them. But there are times when relationship that the teen […]

Child abuse reduces quality of life even in adulthood

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Child maltreatment is associated with reductions in quality of life even decades later, according to a new University of Georgia study that finds that on average victims lose at least two years of quality of life. UGA College of Public Health associate professor Phaedra Corso and her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Resources against child abuse

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There are many factors that contribute to child abuse, but one of the most important is the fact that most of it happens in the privacy of the home and the victims are too young to do anything about it. This makes it easier for the perpetrators to continue abusing the child without anyone knowing […]

Child Abuse

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According to Child Maltreatment 2006, the most recent report of data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), approximately 905,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect in 2006. But what is child abuse exactly? Child abuse can be broadly defined as the maltreatment of a child by […]