“Study drug” abuse by college students: What you need to know

Approximately 2.5 million Americans are prescribed prescription stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a brain disorder that makes it difficult to concentrate and increases impulsive behavior. Prescription stimulants help to reduce these symptoms. However, many people use these drugs for non-medical purposes and without a prescription, especially college students who buy them from a friend with a prescription. Continue reading

How to help? Reaching out to homeless and runaway youth

What is the best way to reach out to troubled youth who have run away and are homeless? This article examines a study of previously homeless youth and the ways in which they were able to alter their behavior in order to successfully mature and escape trouble. Find out which forms of help previously runaway adolescents found most beneficial. Continue reading