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Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Child Development
Yelling doesn't help, may harm adolescents, Pitt-Led study finds
Most parents who yell at their adolescent children wouldn't dream of physically punishing their teens. Yet their use of harsh verbal discipline -- defined as shouting, cursing, or using insults -- may be just as detrimental to the long-term well-being of adolescents.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Adam Reger
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Child Development
Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful
A longitudinal study of 967 two-parent families and their children has found that harsh verbal discipline, the psychological force causing emotional pain or discomfort to correct or control behavior, in early adolescence can be harmful to teens later. Researchers found that harsh verbal discipline can cause teens to misbehave at school, lie to parents, steal, or fight. Moreover, parents' hostility increases the risk of delinquency and fosters anger, irritability, and belligerence in adolescents.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Sarah Mandell
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Substance Use and Misuse
4 alcohol brands dominate popular music mentions
Four alcohol brands -- Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel's whiskey -- accounted for more than half of alcohol brand mentions in the songs that mentioned alcohol use in Billboard's most popular song lists in 2009, 2010 and 2011, according to a new study from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Tim Parsons
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Perception of marijuana as a 'safe drug' is scientifically inaccurate
The nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviors and suffering other long-term negative effects.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
University of Montreal

Public Release: 19-Aug-2013
Psychological Science
Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood
A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.
Economic and Social Research Council, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Cigarette taxation helps to reduce drinking among groups considered vulnerable
A new study has examined the effects of cigarette taxation on alcohol consumption. Results suggest that increases in cigarette taxes are associated with modest to moderate reductions in alcohol consumption among vulnerable groups. Vulnerable groups include hazardous drinkers, young adult smokers, and smokers in the lowest income category.
NIH/Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Sherry McKee, Ph.D.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Journal of Adolescent Health
Abused children found to smoke more as teens and adults
Researchers have long suspected some kind of link between childhood abuse and smoking. But in an interesting twist, a new study from the University of Washington finds a connection not between whether or not an abused child will ever begin smoking, but to how much they smoke once they do start.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, others

Contact: Allison Kristman-Valente
University of Washington

Public Release: 2-Aug-2013
Smoking abstinence research receives major financial boost
Warren Bickel, an internationally recognized addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research on improving self-control in smokers seeking to quit cigarettes. The grant is for developing innovative new ways to enhance the smokers' ability to abstain from acting on their nicotine cravings.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Paula Byron
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
New insight into how brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
A team of researchers says it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine. Results of the study, published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Cell, describe how the learning-related protein works with other proteins to forge new pathways in the brain in response to a drug-induced rush of the "pleasure" molecule dopamine.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US Department of Energy

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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