This is the fifth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental monitoring.
A study was conducted by doctoral students attending Claremont University in California on parents, teens and marijuana use.
The researcher reported that marijuana is the most widely used by teens, and that 42% have used pot by their senior year of high school (year 12 in America).
Boys certainly have potential issues with drug use at an early age but for this blog belongs to a series of posts dedicated to describing drug use issues among young girls.
Some adults have the general sense that substance abuse among youngsters is more common for boys than girls. In many cases they may be right, but what do we really know about girls and drugs?
Using tobacco, marijuana, and sniffing petroleum products may cause gum disease.
Did you know that the using tobacco, marijuana, and gasoline sniffing (increasingly common among youngsters around the world) is associated with increased risk of periodontal disease?
Australian investigators found significantly higher rates gum disease among those who sniff gas or smoke tobacco or pot, compared to those who did not.
PositiveTip: Help prevent unnecessary dental problems. Get involved with prevention programs for youth!
Did you ever wonder about the relationship between parents using alcohol and other substances, and the use of these substances by their children? Logic says that they ought to be connected, but what does research say?
In the mid 1990's, research was conducted on substance use in Christian high schools. Students were asked if they had ever used drugs of several varieties. The questionnaire also asked whether they had a parent who used alcohol, tobacco or marijuana.