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Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

(NIDA Blog Team, April 13) Opioids can be helpful in treating severe pain when they're taken as directed by a doctor. Like all drugs, though, they can also bring risks.

DEA releases 2020 Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide

This digital guide is a tool for educators, law enforcement, substance misuse practitioners, and the public.

Los expertos afirman que fumar mariguana podrían hacer que los pulmones fueran más susceptibles a COVID-19

(MSN, 7 de abril) Los fumadores asiduos de mariguana podrían correr más riesgo de contraer COVID-19, de acuerdo con especialistas en salud pulmonar. 

Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

(UPI, March 27) -- According to a recent study, young people who have family on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely to overdose on pain meds.

DEA’s response to COVID-19

(DEA, March 20) – During the unprecedented health emergency caused by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our communities is DEA’s top priority.

COVID-19 Resources from NIDA

(National Institute on Drug Abuse, April 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery.

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

(National Institute on Drug Abuse) As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard.

Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

(CNN, February 24) The number of people over 65 smoking marijuana or using edibles doubled between 2015 and 2018, according to a recent study.

American teens are delaying first use of drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, study finds

(Minn Post, March 3) Fewer U.S. teens are doing drugs before they turn 16 years old, according to a recently published study.

Alerta: La DEA alerta del aumento de llamadas fraudulentas de extorsión

La advertencia: DEA employees do not contact practitioners or members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment.