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SPR Community, Spring 2011, The Inaugural Issue of the SPR Newsletter Now Available!

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Danger years for starting to drink as young as fourth grade; Study advises parents to talk to kids early about alcohol abuse
By: Beth Furtwangler I USA Today, November 6, 2007

If you wait until your children are in middle school to talk to them about the dangers of alcohol, you may be too late.

That's the message being echoed this fall by educators and substance-abuse experts in the wake of a study released at the start of the school year in which 7% of fourth-graders said they've had an alcoholic drink in the past year.

Ten percent had more than a sip of alcohol in that time period, according to the study authored by John Donovan, an associate professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It was published in the September issue of Prevention Science.

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Girls Who are Bullied are at Risk for Substance Use through Depression
Release Date: January 19, 2011 I PDF Version


Study Examines Phoenix-area Students’ Perceived Discrimination and Risk for Alcohol, Cigarette, and Marijuana Use
Release Date: December 14, 2010 I PDF Version

R-Rated Movies Increase Likelihood of Underage Children Trying Alcohol
Release Date: March 11, 2010 I PDF Version


Partial Bans on Smoking Don’t Save Jobs in Restaurants and Bars
Release Date: May 18, 2009 I PDF Version

Broad Access to Parenting Support Reduces Risk of Child Maltreatment
Release Date: January 26, 2009 I Access Link

Press Releases Archives 2004-2008


Success of Anti-Meth Ads Questioned by Study
Release Date: December 11, 2008 I PDF version

First Year College Students Think Using Pain Killers And Stimulants Nonmedically Is Less Risky Than Coccaine; More Risky Than Marijuana
Release Date: September 3, 2008 I PDF version

Drug Use Trends Affect Risk of Marijuana In Deviance Prone Boys, But Not Girls
Release Date: March 4, 2008 I PDF version


Why Do High School Seniors Drink?
Release Date: December 4, 2007 I PDF version

Underage Drinking Starts Before Adolescence
Release Date: August 31, 2007 I PDF version

Software Helps College Students Reduce Drinking and Change Attitudes About Alcohol
Release Date: March 13, 2007 I PDF version

Study Cautions Parents of Mature Teen Girls
Release Date: March 13, 2007 I PDF version

Cost of Crimes Attributed to Alcohol Double Those Attributed to Drugs
Release Date: January 9, 2007 I PDF version


Prevention Science: Teen Driving and Parents
Release Date: October 18, 2005 I PDF version


New Study Suggests Ways To Reduce Widespread Aggressive Dating Behavior Among Teenagers
Release Date: November 17, 2004 I PDF version

African American Girls and Unwanted, Unprotected Sex
Release Date: August 12, 2004 I PDF version

Major Research Organization Recommends Monitoring System to Prevent Youth Problems
Release Date: May 26, 2004 I PDF version

Helping Adolescents at Risk: 'Multiproblem' Youth Behaviors
Release Date: April 28, 2004 I PDF version


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