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With Pot Rules Relaxed, More U.S. Teens Driving While High: Study

(HealthDay News, December 30) About 50% of U.S. teens who use marijuana on a regular basis admit to driving while high, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. 

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FYI: Here Are a Few Upcoming Updates to State Drug Laws

As a result of the November elections, major changes to state drug laws could be on the way.

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CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

(December 18) There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the latest provisional numbers from the CDC.

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Estudio: Sigue alto el vapeo entre adolescentes

(15 de diciembre de 2020) Como tal vez ya sepa, en años recientes ha aumentado espectacularmente el consumo de cigarrillos electrónicos (también llamados “vapeadores”) entre los adolescentes. Según datos del estudio Monitor del Futuro de este año, los números siguen siendo altos, aunque no de manera significativa respecto a 2019. 

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2020 Red Ribbon Photo Contest Winners Announced

Earlier this month, the National Family Partnership announced the winners of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest!

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Living With an Adult Who Has a Substance Use Problem

(The NIDA Blog Team) Did you know that about one out of every eight children in the United States age 17 or younger (about 8.7 million young people) live in households with at least one parent or caregiver who is coping with a substance use problem? 

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Take Back Day Collects Almost 1 Million Pounds of Meds

(November 6) Drop off locations across the country collected almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired medication during the October 24 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event. 

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DEA and USPS Unveil New 'Drug Free USA' Stamp

(October 27) In an effort to raise awareness about drug use prevention, the U.S. Postal Service teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to announce the release of the Drug Free USA Forever stamp.

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Study: Marijuana Vaping Rises Among Young Adults

(September 24) The number of young adults (ages 19-22) who regularly vape marijuana shot up between 2018 and 2019, according to the most recent Monitoring the Future study. 

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Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults

(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.