The NIAAA Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture will take place as a virtual event on Septermber 22, 2020. This year's presenter is Dr. Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research and distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.
Learn how using marijuana during adolescence can impact health including affecting the brain, mental health, and increasing risk for addiction and other harms.
The developmental stage of adolescence involves dramatic biologic, psychological, and behavioural changes.
It is a time where young people start to explore, seek further independence and experiment with new experiences. It is also a time where young people are particularly vulnerable to developing difficulties related to potentially risky behaviour.
Adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human development. As well as undergoing important physical changes, adolescents are continuing to develop their identity, which is shaped by the environment and the important relationships they hold.
From a neurological perspective, the adolescent brain is also rapidly changing.
This new consensus document from the U.S. National Academy of Medicine outlines recent research on adolescent development and makes recommendations to U.S. stakeholders for improving outcomes for adolescents. While the recommendations are mostly for a U.S. audience, the information on positive adolescent development is useful for everyone interested in prevention.
Substance Misuse and Young People: Critical Issues is a comprehensive source of information on young people’s requirements for assessment, treatment and other interventions because of their misuse of substances.
Many teenagers are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school and the dangers while driving under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.
According to the Spanish Survey on Drug Use in Secondary Schools (ESTUDES), cannabis remains the most used illegal substance among Spanish adolescents, with around 3 out of 10 students reporting lifetime use.