Addressing Behavioral Addictions in Adolescents - Creating a School-wide Culture of Prevention
Grade 7-Grade 12
“What, then, is the best course of action for educators when a student is struggling with a behavioral addiction?” Wilder and Baughman describe recent research on behavioral addiction in adolescents and argue that schools should focus on prevention...
Adolescent and School Health
CDC provides resources on adolescent and school health. Health topics include: alcohol and other drugs; asthma; crisis preparedness & response; food allergies; food safety; health disparities; infectious diseases; injury & violence; mental health;...
Alcohol and Health - Sorting Through The Myths, The Dangers, And The Facts
Are there benefits to drinking alcohol? This article provides studies and facts that are involved in the current debate about alcohol consumption.
Behavioral Addictions - The Hidden Dangers
"Behavioral addictions follow a neural path similar to chemical addictions. The reward systems are so powerful that once one is trapped, it is difficult to break loose. Knowledge and awareness of how behavioral addictions work are excellent prophylactic...
Binge Drinking - A New College Epidemic
Alcohol and drug use is a common health problem on college and university campuses. Alan Handysides shares the statistics among college aged young adults, and what it means for the thousands of students attending Christian colleges and Adventist schools. Handysides...
Biological Aspects of Addictive Behavior
Archer states that, “This article will provide an overview of the biological processes that accompany chemical addictions and review the evidence that these processes also accompany behavioral addictions. I will then suggest reasons why these behaviors...
Caffeine - A Drug of Educational Concern
This article considers why Adventist youth are relaxing their attitude toward caffeine. A survey conducted by the Institute of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency at the 1984 Pan-American Youth Congress indicated that caffeine is not perceived as a dangerous drug....
Caffeine Consumption Among Students Attending Christian Schools in Australia and its Relationship to Classroom Behaviour and Academic Performance
Grade 7-Grade 12
"Caffeinated drinks have become increasingly
popular among secondary students in Australia.
A total of 949 students in years eight to eleven
from 11 Christian schools completed a survey
questioning their use of caffeinated drinks,
Caught in the 'Net' - Recognizing Internet Addiction in Youth
Varghese and Fayard discuss the nature of internet addiction, noting that, “Internet addiction refers to a pathological use of computers or technology that is characterized by intrusive urges to engage in online behaviors to an extent that contributes...
Helping Students Experience the Healthful Benefits of Exercise
“Educators, school personnel, and parents need to be aware of the warning signs and behaviors of exercise addiction in order to plan a timely intervention. Schools can provide students with guidelines regarding balancing healthy exercise amounts with...
Human Relations Media
Educational publisher produces video and print resources for substance abuse, health guidance and character education for grades K-12.
JAE Editorial: A Growing Trend
In the editorial, Melgosa notes that behavioral addictions are increasingly common, and teachers and administrators often feel unprepared to deal with them. He states that what students need is not messages of dismissal or judgment, but opportunities to talk...
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - October 1987
This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Where Do Students Attend College?; Remembering Good Teachers; Asking Good Questions; Drug Prevention and Health Promotion...
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - Summer 1989
This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators.
No More Secrets - Talking with Children and Young Adults about Pornography
This article provides an overview of the patterns, risk factors, and consequences of Internet pornography addiction and discusses appropriate personal and institutional responses, including discussing pornography with children at a young age in combination...
Preventing Food Addiction in Adolescents
This article provides an overview of research on addictive-like eating, including criteria for food addictions in children. A variety of strategies for addressing maladaptive eating behaviors are described, including developing positive relationships between...
Recognizing and Avoiding Potential Triggers for Internet Gaming Addiction
Ivy notes that “parents and educators should be alert for warning signs throughout the elementary and secondary years, and help young people learn to manage their game-playing behavior before they are on their own.” The article provides information...
Grade 9-Grade 12
Renowned gospel recording artist, Michael Harris, tells the story of his deliverance from a life of drugs and
Strategies to Curb the Tobacco Epidemic in the Philippines - Experiences from Other Countries
"The use of tobacco is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The Philippines, which adopted legislation for curbing smoking in 2003, could learn effective strategies from the experiences of countries around the world that have had more years of...
The Small Group - Connected for Wellness and Success in Adventist Higher Education
"Adventist education emphasizes a balanced, holistic preparation for life in varied careers and fields of study. It stresses the need for physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth, as well as health and wellness as a basis for successful living....