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A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.

Education | Partnership | Policy | Substance Use Prevention

Describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded from 2010-2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Developmentally Appropriate | Disparities/Disproportionalities | Early Care and Education | Early Childhood | Evaluation | Evidence Based/Informed | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Home Visiting | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care | Parent Skills Training | Partnership | Policy | Resource Leveraging | Screening and Assessment | Social and Emotional Well-Being | Substance Use Prevention | Sustainability | System Change

Introduces a SAMHSA study which is the first research study that provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five full-time college students (aged 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances. 

Substance Use Prevention

Examines the findings of a  NIH-funded study which found that students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year.

Substance Use Prevention

Summarizes the findings of a NIAAA study which found that two to three training sessions using the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) techniques can significantly increase pediatricians’ use of techniques for identifying and treating young people with potential alcoh...

Substance Use Prevention

Uses data from the combined 2012 and 2013 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health to present state (including the District of Columbia) estimates of past month cigarette use and perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day among persons aged 12 to 17.

Substance Use Prevention

Highlights findings from a 10-year trend report of the Family and Youth Services Bureau funded hotline, National Runaway Safeline, that shows that more youth contemplating running away are reaching out for help.

Substance Use Prevention

Features the latest news from the alcohol research field. The NIAAA Spectrum, an online Webzine includes research highlights on brain and behavioral effects of teen drinking.

Substance Use Prevention

Provides an overview of a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an interactive mobile texting aftercare program that has shown promise as a means to help teens and young adults engage with post-treatment recovery activities and avoid relapse.

Substance Use Prevention

Monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases...

Substance Use Prevention | Vulnerable Populations | Youth Violence Prevention

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