#Teen Alcohol Use

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Alcohol Poisoning
Substance Abuse

The Scary Truth About Teen Alcohol Poisoning

Facts About Teen Alcohol Poisoning Teen alcohol poisoning is a real and frightening danger for college and high school students. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most dangerous causes of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking. Because teenagers consume 90 percent of their alcohol during binge drinking, they are at greater risk of alcohol […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse

Why Underage Drinking Is So Dangerous for Teens

Teenage alcohol use is a serious and ongoing problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most frequently used substance among teens, and alcohol intoxication can result in injury, health issues, and even death. When a teen under the age of 21 imbibes alcohol, this is known as underage drinking. Teen alcohol statistics show that [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources Risky Behavior Hero
Mental Health

The Truth About Teens and Risky Behavior

Teens engaging in risky behavior is nothing new. Teens have a reputation for being wild. And, like most stereotypes, there’s truth in that image. Psychological and physiological changes in the adolescent body and brain contribute to risk-taking behavior. Glorified by the media in numerous novels and films (remember Risky Business?), teen risky behaviors aren’t entertaining [...]
Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Shocking Stats Teen Drinking Epidemic
Substance Abuse

Shocking Stats on the Teen Drinking Epidemic

The teenage years are often filled with risky behaviors and feelings of invincibility. These two characteristics tend to create a sense of unease in parents of adolescents. Though these risky behaviors take many different forms, one of the most common is binge drinking. The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse defines binge drinking as the […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: States Fight Fake ID Use For Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse

States Fight Fake ID Use and Underage Drinking

Recent studies have found that approximately 33 percent of college students are carrying a fake ID. Some see this as a pandemic problem, while others view it more as a rite of passage. However, New York is taking steps to make using a fake ID more difficult in the coming years. The Empire State is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Signs Symptoms Teenage Drug Use
Substance Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Use

Parents might know that teens tend to experiment with drugs and alcohol, but they might also believe that it’s something that occurs late in adolescence. The truth is that teenage drug use can begin quite early in life. For example, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry states that the average age of first marijuana […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Abuse Among Kids
Restoring Families

Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Use and Abuse

A recent study confirms that the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child,” may be true. We live in an age where we often don’t know the names of our next-door neighbors. However, findings from the UC San Diego research show that the parenting style you choose will play a major role in […]

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources : Teenage Hormones Sexuality
Empowering Teens

Teenage Hormones and Sexuality

If you’re a teenager, you’re no stranger to the power of hormones. Starting as early as age 7 or 8, your body begins to produce the hormones that are responsible for the changes of puberty. Teenage hormones are the chemicals that cause the physical growth and sexual development that will carry you through your teens […]