Drugs & Health Blog

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 »

Eye of person in withdrawl

Word of the Day: Withdrawal

May 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ever wonder how “real” those grueling scenes on reality TV shows are when actors and other celebrities check in for addiction rehab and are shown going through withdrawal? After all, these folks are all in show biz! Read More »

Alcohol is out

Sara's Stats: Alcohol is Out!

May 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We know you’ve heard how dangerous drinking alcohol is, especially if you’re underage. You might even hear from those who pressure you at parties and out-of-school gatherings that “everyone’s doing it.” But the truth is, not everyone’s doing it—take it from the scientists who know. Read More »

Road to Recovery

In Recovery—Steps to Overcoming Addiction

May 13, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Most people know that addiction, can be overcome with treatment. But like many other diseases, it is often a winding road to get there. So, what are the steps to a healthier, drug-free life? Read More »

Teens Hanging Out

Real Life: Teens like You

May 10, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ever wonder how teens in other schools or parts of the country feel about drug abuse? Two teens recently told SBB about their real-life experiences with drugs and high school: Mila, 16 Read More »