New Study on Providing Sips of Alcohol to Younger Adolescents.
A new study by the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies found that kids who sipped alcohol by the sixth grade were five times more likely to have a full drink by the 9th grade and four times more likely to binge drink.
Study on Casual Use of Marijuana and Teen Brain.
In a study published on April 16, 2014 in the Journal of Neuroscience, researches from Northwestern and Harvard Medical Schools and Massachusetts General Hospital found those young adults between 18-24 years old who smoked only once a week showed significant abnormalities in two vital brain regions governing motivation and emotion. This the first study that has been funded to research the effects of casual versus heavy use of pot by teens.