Provides free resources for schools and youth serving organizations that offer information about alcohol and drug abuse and safety.
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Presents a guide and video for parents which provides helpful information on talking to their college- bound young adults about alcohol use consequences. The two resources focus primarily on the academic and health consequences of underage drinking during the first year of college.
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.
Provides parents of children ages 9 to 15 with the tools and information they need to start talking with their children early about the dangers of alcohol. Includes a suite of materials that helps reinforce the underage drinking prevention campaign's messages.
Presents resources, tools, and materials that can be used during the SAMHSA Recovery Month in September to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues, and celebrate the people who recover.
Provides resources that were published during 2015 National Recovery Month in order to help communities and families engage in helping and supporting youth living in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse disorder.
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.
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...
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.
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.