Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. With the information in this guide, parents and caregivers can help their children make smart choices and avoid the consequences of drug abuse. This publication covers topics including the Controlled Substances Act and introduces drug classes including narcotics, stimulants, marijuana/cannabis, inhalants, steroids, and more.
Watch this video, produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to learn about the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy.
(CNN, February 24) The number of people over 65 smoking marijuana or using edibles doubled between 2015 and 2018, according to a recent study.
(Minn Post, March 3) Fewer U.S. teens are doing drugs before they turn 16 years old, according to a recently published study.
La educación juega un papel esencial en la prevención del abuso de sustancias. Drogas de abuso, Una guía de recursos de la DEA está diseñada para ser un recurso fiable sobre las drogas de las que se hace un abuso y un uso indebido en los Estados Unidos.
Reminder: DEA employees do not contact practitioners or members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment.
Across the United States, 75% of employers report negative impacts in the workplace due to opioid misuse. In response to this epidemic, the DEA along with Discovery Education, recently launched online educational resources to help employers and employees dealing with this issue.
(CNN, February 10) Taking just one puff of marijuana could increase your chances of creating “false memories,” according to a new study.
(CNN, February 3) Scientists in Italy have discovered a powerful new compound in weed.
WASHINGTON – DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced the publication of the 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment.
For the first time in decades almost 30 years, drug overdose deaths declined in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics.
(City Limits, January 22) In the United States, drugs overdoses in adults between the ages of 55-64 years old have skyrocketed since 1999, according to data from the Center for Disease Control.
(CNN, January 14) A new study found that heavy marijuana users drive dangerously – even after the “high” has worn off.
(SciTech Daily, January 20) As we all know, marijuana laws are changing across the country, and as a result, experts estimate that more than 2 million heart patients are using the drug or have used it in the past.
(January 21, 2020) Congratulations to Troy University! Students at the Alabama school created the video that won first place in the 4th annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest.
(DEA, December 20) The effort was part of 'Operation Vapor Lock.'
(Kaiser Health News, November 25) Cocaine-related deaths have increased in recent years, according to the latest government numbers.
(Rutgers, December 13) From 2000 to 2015, the number of teens overdosing from benzodiazepines (medication commonly used to treat anxiety) increased 54%.
(MSN, December 5) A new study links daily marijuana use to an increased risk of developing cancer.