Latest News

In fight against teen prescription drug abuse, home and school-based programs work in combination

Programs that aim to curb teen prescription drug abuse have vastly differing success rates, ranging from big drops in drug abuse to no measurable effect, says a new study. The best results came from pairing a school-based program with a home-based intervention, resulting in a 10 percent decrease in abuse rates. Most school-based programs were ineffective when used by themselves. The six-year study is among the first to measure the success and cost-effectiveness of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Antibiotics increase risk of hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections

  • Changing clocks, changing seasons: Scientists find role for neuronal plasticity

  • Genetic tug of war in the brain influences parental control over offspring behavior

  • Generally accepted tools used to select patients for aneurysm treatment in need of further evaluation

  • Analysis of post deployment health assessment forms indicates risks of alcohol abuse among service members returning from deployment

  • Parents inclined to misjudge child happiness based on personal feelings

  • Young adults with autism show improved social function following skills program

  • Discovery about brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's disease

  • Getting to the bottom of aging

  • Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds

  •