Shadow of a liquor bottle

Amy Winehouse: Death by Misadventure

January 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In October 2011, the coroner who conducted Amy Winehouse’s autopsy declared that the Grammy-winning singer “died by misadventure.” Translation: Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Read More »

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

January 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

Addiction is Developmental Disease chart

Teen Brain, a Work in Progress

September 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever wondered why you have to be 16 to get your driver’s license or 18 to vote or 21 to legally drink alcohol? It’s partly because your brain is not ready to take on these responsibilities, since your brain is not fully developed when you’re a teen. Read More »

Loko Drink

Not LOKO for Alcoholic Energy Drinks

August 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may remember that a while back, SBB addressed an unhealthy new fad—energy drinks. Read More »

Alcohol on the Brain

Real Teens Ask: Got Alcohol on the Brain?

May 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

As many of you know, the brain is still well under way in the development process through the teen years into your 20’s. Your decisions today can affect the way your brain develops. Ever wondered how? “Warda” from Wantagh Middle School in New York asks: Read More »

Pages