Children’s Unhappiness Linked to Risk of Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity

Several studies have shown that intervening with troubled youth is the best strategy to prevent future mental health disorders or substance abuse problems in adulthood. Most chronic behavioral and psychiatric disorders—including alcoholism, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia—can be rooted in adverse events that are experienced during childhood, yet children who are generally most in…

Anabolic Steroids and Sports: A Combination of Misconceptions and Major Health Risks

Anabolic steroids and sports continue to be a “team effort” for some athletes, either professional or non-professional. From high schools and colleges to professional leagues, steroid testing and education about the health consequences of the drugs hasn’t yet extinguished the desire of athletes to continue using them. In fact, teen athlete abuse of steroids is…