Substance Abuse

The Power of the Adolescent Brain: A TAG Talk

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, in collaboration with the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and Penn Translational Neuroscience Center Co-Director Dr. Frances Jensen developed a video and two discussion guides about research on adolescent brain development, functioning, and capacity.


“My goal is to prevent others from being stuck in the grip of addiction.”

Resource: Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

This agenda highlights how behavioral health challenges affect Native communities and describes strategies to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of AI/ANs.

Resource: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

This resource describes research-based guidelines for juvenile drug treatment courts that serve youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. 

Report: 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey

This webpage provides information on the 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual survey of drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the U.S. 

Report: E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

This report is the first to be issued by a federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on young people.

Resource: NCFY

This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities.

Report: Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

This report reviews what is known about substance misuse and suggests how stakeholders can use this knowledge to address substance misuse and related health consequences.