teen mental health

Depression among young teens linked to cannabis use at 18

A study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth, found that young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence. The study led by UW Medicine researchers interviewed 521 students recruited from four Seattle public…

Mixing Marijuana and Alcohol Especially Dangerous for Teen Drivers: Study

A new study finds teenagers who use marijuana and alcohol together are more likely to engage in unsafe driving, compared with those who use one of those substances alone. “Simultaneous use makes a big difference in your risk for unsafe driving,” said lead researcher Yvonne Terry-McElrath of the University of…

Five Most Effective Parenting Programs to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Teens

All parents want what’s best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, pregnancy and violence. These problems can affect children for the…