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DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States.  In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states.  Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline Transitions to 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is transitioning its number to 988.


Kids' Poisonings Rise as More Parents Bring Pot Edibles Home

(Health Day) With changing marijuana laws across the nation, the use of food laced with marijuana’s main active ingredient, THC, has increased in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of children accidentally ingesting these edibles has also gone up. 

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Upcoming DEA Museum Program Will Explore Fentanyl and Fake Pill Crisis

On February 22 at 1:00 pm EST, the DEA Museum will host a live panel discussion about fentanyl and fake pills in the American mainstream.

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Marijuana use may cause cognitive impairment even when not still high 

(NBC News) The negative effects of marijuana use continue even after the user is no longer “high,” according to new research. 

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Young Americans Lost Almost 1.5 Million Years of Life to Opioids Between 2015 and 2019

(Health Day) New research uncovered a disturbing reality about the effects of substance misuse on American young people.

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Pot Use Raises Risks After Severe Form of Stroke

(HealthDay News) Marijuana users may be more likely to develop complications from a severe type of stroke, according to a new study. 

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2021 Campus Video PSA Contest Winners Announced

For the first time ever, contest organizers awarded first and second place prizes.  

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Weed May Mess With Your Medicines, Causing Harm

(Health Day News) According to a 2021 study, the chemicals in marijuana — THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinol (CBN) — can have a negative impact on other medications a person is taking.  

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Survey: Adolescent Drug Use Dropped Significantly in 2021

The percentage of adolescents who report using drugs dropped in 2021, according to the latest Monitoring the Future survey.