(Partnership to End Addiction) According to the most recent data, numbers are in the single digits among 12-17-year-olds who smoke (2%), drink alcohol (9%) or use marijuana (7%).
A few years ago, Fran Harding, the former Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), gave us a few tips on how you can start the discussion.
Earlier this month, the National Family Partnership announced the winners of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest!
Former DEA Administrator Robert C. Bonner joined the DEA Museum in the first installment of the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum & Visitor Center’s fiscal year 2021 lecture series Disrupt, Dismantle, and Destroy. Mr. Bonner spoke about leading DEA as it put the “Kingpin Strategy” into place in the early1990s to combat violent and powerful drug trafficking organizations.
Check out this inspiring music video featuring several young people who are currently in recovery from substance misuse.
(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?
(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.
(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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(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.
Due to the nationwide pandemic and social distancing guidelines, this year's celebration will look a little differently than the ones in the past.
The National Red Ribbon Rally was October 7, 2019. The event featured "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris as the master of ceremonies, remarks from both the DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and First Lady Melania Trump, artistic performances from youth groups, award presentations, and more.
Video: Join us as we explore the life of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena through the lens of Google Earth.
(Scientific American, September 2020 issue) The belief that addiction is due to “moral weakness and flawed character” can be dangerous for people battling substance misuse, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow.
(Science Daily, August 17) According to new research, opioid use can trigger deafness.
(New Scientist, August 10) A new study out of San Francisco found that about 17% of presumed cardiac arrest deaths in the city were actually due to drug overdose.