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Brief Training Increases Pediatricians’ Use of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Interventions

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 alcohol, substance use, and mental health problems.

State Estimates of Adolescent Cigarette Use and Perceptions of Risk of Smoking: 2012 and 2013

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.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States, 2013

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, including HIV infection; alcohol and other drug use; tobacco use; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and inadequate physical activity.

Growing up drug free: A parent's guide to prevention

Provides a user-friendly guide for what to do and how to communicate about the harmful effects of illicit drugs and alcohol to children from elementary through high school. Organized in 6 major sections: 1) How This Book Will Help You? 2) What Substances Do Kids Use? 3) Why Do Kids Use Drugs? 4) How Do I Teach My Child About Drugs? 5) What If I Think My Child is Using Drugs? 6) Resources. 


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