Drugs & Your Family

Beware illicit fentanyl

Illicit Fentanyl PSA

Fentanyl poisoning is the #1 killer for individuals ages 18-45.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The use of medication along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorder and prevent opioid overdose is referred to as medication-assisted treatment (or MAT).

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Wyatt's Story

Wyatt tragically passed away at age 23 after taking a pill he thought was Xanax, but was actually laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.   

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Mentoring Makes a Difference

We talk a lot about the effect peer pressure has on teens. But do you ever think about the role good mentors can play in the lives of young people?

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Raising Drug-Free Young People

This new guide offers information that can help you raise children who understand the risks of substance use. 

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One Pill Can Kill

The Drug Enforcement Administration warns the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. 


Fake Pills: What You Need to Know

As our nation remains in the midst of an opioid crisis, another disturbing trend has emerged: the use of fake medication. 

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What’s PTSD? How is it Connected to Substance Misuse?

Post-traumatic stress disorder – also known as PTSD – can develop after a person sees or experiences a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.  

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Online Mental Health Resources

As the conversation about mental health has gotten louder in recent years, the number of resources online dedicated to awareness and treatment have also increased. 

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Culture-Based Prevention Resources

Operation Prevention, DEA and Discovery Education's joint educational initiative, recently launched a set of culture-based prevention materials for elementary and middle school students.