During this public service announcement, Miss America Camille Schrier promotes GetSmartAboutDrugs.com
(Partnership to End Addiction) While the hope is that your child will readily and quickly agree to treatment, don’t despair if they first say no or need more time to think about it. There will be opportunities to raise the subject again. Managing your expectations around them engaging with, and staying in, treatment are a part of good self-care.
Criminals, posing as DEA employees, are calling people across the country threatening them if they don't pay a fine.
(University of Illinois, March 3) A new smartphone app aims to teach young people how to talk to their friends if they suspect they have a problem with drug use.
(Pharmacy Times, February 23) A recent study linked drinking, smoking and substance misuse to premature heart disease in young people.
(CNN, March 3) According to a recent study, teens experience “wheezing or whistling” in the chest more often after vaping marijuana than after using e-cigarettes or regular cigarettes.
(CBS News, March 4) Though fewer Americans were on the road last year due to the nationwide pandemic, there was an 8% increase in deadly car crashes that year compared to 2019, according to a recently released report from the National Safety Council.
Just like with substance misuse, eating disorders can be linked to unhealthy compulsory behavior, which can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being.
The University of Miami is one of the two schools that won first place in the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campus PSA Contest!
North Dakota State College of Science is one of the two schools that won first place in the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campus PSA Contest!
(NIDA Blog Team, January 4) Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. It’s the result of changes in the brain that can come from drug use. Addiction affects how people think and what they do. But what exactly are the signs?
The winners of the Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest have been announced! For the first time in the contest’s history, two schools were awarded the top prize.
(Partnership to End Addiction) Discovering that your child could be using substances stirs up a lot of emotion. The best way to find out what’s going on, and to begin helping, is to start talking.
(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.
Are you looking for accurate info about marijuana online? We've pulled together a few of the most frequently asked questions about weed and answered them.
As a result of the November elections, major changes to state drug laws could be on the way.
(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.
(December 15, 2020) As you probably know, teen use of e-cigarettes (also known as “vaping”) has increased dramatically in recent years. According to data from this year’s Monitoring the Future study, the numbers are still high, but did not rise significantly from 2019.