Higher Breast Cancer Risks in Girls Who Drink

Consuming alcohol between their first period and first pregnancy increases the risk for breast cancer in women by a significant 11% for each 10 grams consumed per day, compared to those who did not drink. While this data was based on self-reported questionnaires, it is consistent with other findings that moderate alcohol consumption is significantly linked…

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Girls, Drugs and Parental Influence

This series of posts is about drugs and young girls. We aren’t suggesting that anyone should ignore the issues of boys and drugs -- boys certainly have potential to abuse drugs at an early age. But too often people think of drugs as a boys-only problem. And it is important to recognize that drug use is…

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Girls, Drugs, and Consequences

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.

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Girls, Drugs and Self-esteem

A previous blog looked at girls and drugs, and another blog examined how drugs impair judgment and can influence the sexual decisions of young girls. Both of these posts noted that many people tend to consider drug use among kids to be a boys' issue, but evidence shows that girls are even more at risk in some…

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Young Girls, Drugs, & Impaired Judgement

A previous post looked at the important issue of girls and drug, noting that people often tend to think that drugs are a bigger problem for young boys. However, there is now evidence that girls are at even greater risk for certain drug-related behaviors.So we know that drug use impairs young people's judgment. But how does this…

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Girls and Drugs

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?

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