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Celebrating Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon Rally is Oct. 1

This year, the Red Ribbon Rally is going virtual! Join us here for this fun, action-packed celebration.

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Drug Facts

Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. With the information in this guide, parents and caregivers can help their children make smart choices and avoid the consequences of drug abuse. 

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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month – now in its 31st year – recognizes the millions of Americans in treatment for substance use, and recovery service providers.

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Treatment and Recovery

What happens if your teen is diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder?

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Drug Education at Home

Designed for middle and high school students, educators and parents nationwide, Operation Prevention is an important effort to educate students about the science behind drug addiction and its impact, with resources that help initiate lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.

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News & Headlines

  • (National Institute of Drug Abuse, September 15) Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine rose sharply in the past three years among college-age (19-22 years old) adults, according to 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study.
  • (HealthDay News, August 18) A new study out of the University of Washington suggests that the legalization of recreational marijuana may have disrupted the steady decline of the drug’s use among teens in the state.
  • (Science Daily, August 17) According to new research, opioid use can trigger deafness.
  • (Scientific American, September 2020 issue) The belief that addiction is due to “moral weakness and flawed character” can be dangerous for people battling substance misuse, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow.