Studies have shown that increased exposure to cigarette advertising increases adolescents' risk of smoking.
The impact of demographic and family influence factors on smoking initiation varies over time. However, the maximum risk for initiation is during the early teen years, and the range of considerable vulnerability is during middle school and high school.
The present study investigated whether adolescent cigarette, alcohol, marijuana, and hard drug use predicts life satisfaction in young adulthood.
The authors examined the effects of perceived prevalence of drug use among same-age peers on adolescents' subsequent drug use.
Adolescents face financial and nonfinancial barriers to health care.
Raising the profile of existing facilities may help increase physical activity among adolescent girls.
Policy makers should consider limiting a variety of marketing practices that could contribute to drinking in early adolescence.
Acculturation may influence Filipino-American parent-adolescent communication about sex and, consequently, Filipino-American adolescent sexual health.
Study highlights components of the treatment process that may be particularly important for practitioners to consider and monitor in their clients
The authors examine whether adolescents' probability judgments for significant life events are predictive and accurate.
Project ALERT drug prevention curriculum curbed alcohol misuse and tobacco and marijuana use among eighth-grade adolescents.
The authors examined whether adolescent sexual abstinence predicts better adult mental health.
Positive youth development (PYD) emphasizes a strengths-based approach to the promotion of positive outcomes for adolescents.
There is a strong link between working for pay and adolescent tobacco use.
How youth perceive health issues and how they can become advocates for health promotion in their communities.
Substance abuse treatment programs often do not target smoking, despite its long-term health risks
The good health habits of adolescent Asian immigrants improve with each generation born in the United States, but health habits among adolescent Latino immigrants generally remain poor or become worse in succeeding generations.
This study examined sex differences in risk factors associated with adolescent depression in a large sample of boys and girls.
There is evidence that depression during adolescence and early adulthood is marked by deficits in interpersonal functioning.
This study tested the hypothesis that higher rates of depression in adolescent girls are explained by their greater exposure and reactivity to stress in the interpersonal domain in a large sample of 15-year-olds.