Extreme binge drinking: How common is it among high school seniors?

January 19, 2015 0

A University of Michigan study published online in JAMA Pediatrics finds that ten percent of high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking, drinking 10 or more alcoholic drinks in a single sitting.The study is based on data from a nationally representative sample of more than 16,000 high school seniors, surveyed between 2005 and 2011 as part of the annual Monitoring the Future Study conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). “More […]

New Stevenson Coalition Event Tommorrow

September 29, 2014 0

As many of you know, there is a new community coalition dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use for our youth.  The coalition is called Stand Strong.  We are hosting our first event next Tuesday, September 30th at Stevenson High School from 7:00-9:00 pm.  The event is located in the Performing Arts Center (Parking Lot B) and is free and open to parents from all districts!  The event will feature a panel of experts […]

Frequent Marijuana Use in Teens and Young Adults Can Affect the Brain: Researchers

August 25, 2014 0

Using marijuana at least once a week can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ in teens and young adults, according to researchers at the American Psychological Association annual meeting. Krista Lisdahl, Director of the Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, noted that 6.5 percent of high school seniors reported smoking marijuana daily, up from 2.4 percent in 1993. Among young adults ages 18 to 25, almost […]

Lake County Opioid Initiative Forum on the 28th

May 23, 2014 0

Members of the Lake County Opioid Initiative will host a county-wide forum from 5 to 9 p.m. May 28 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. The forum aims to inform community leaders, educators, treatment providers, and the public about the prevention and treatment of heroin and opiates addiction. Questions will be answered as they relate to heroin and prescription medication, risks and signs of opiate use in youth and adults, how […]

Random Alcohol Tests Instituted at Illinois High School

August 14, 2013 0

Students at a high school in Illinois will be randomly tested for alcohol this year, according to ABC News. The test uses hair samples. Students at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights have been randomly tested for drugs since 2007. All students are tested at the beginning of the year. Students are then randomly selected through a computerized system, using their ID numbers, throughout the year, and are tested again. This year, alcohol testing […]

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