Substance Use/Misuse

National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health.

Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care) grants.

Resource: Mentoring for Preventing and Reducing Substance Use and Associated Risks among Youth

This review takes stock of the research that addresses the potential for mentoring to serve as a strategy for preventing and reducing substance use and the negative effects on personal health and well-being that may stem from this behavior. The review suggests several take-home messages for mentoring researchers and practitioners.

Resource: The Real Cost Campaign

This campaign addresses the “cost-free” mentality among youth around the use of e-cigarettes. The FDA expanded its award-winning “The Real Cost” campaign to educate the nearly 10.7 million youth aged 12-17 who have ever used e-cigarettes or are open to trying them about the potential risks of e-cigarette use.

Report: 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey

This report details the alarming increase in youth use of any tobacco product increased for the first time in years.

Sharp Increase in E-Cigarette Use among Youth over Past Year

In 2018, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students reported that they were currently using e-cigarettes. Learn more about these findings.

Resource: Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment: A TAG Talk

This video addresses substance use and addiction in adolescents and young adults and the most effective approaches to treating addiction, including opioid addiction.