The third of three webinars in the "Girls Matter!" series explores current trends in substance use among adolescent girls, effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls, substance use trends in teens, and principles of substance use disorder treatment for adolescents
The Department of Health and Human Services’ National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth is featuring information on its website for individuals who work in youth shelters who want to help other staff get used to a “low-barrier” approach, meaning young people are not turned away because they have been drinking or using drugs.
Get involved with NIDA’s fifth annual Drug Facts Week. Host or promote events for teens that help shatter the myths about drugs, and expose teens to facts about drugs and addiction from scientists and other experts. NIDA staff can recommend materials and activities, help organizations partner with one another, and highlight events on the official 2015 National Drug Facts Week map.
This report from SAMHSA found that the rate of adolescents receiving substance abuse prevention messages in the media and at school decreased from 2002 to 2011, and that only about 40% of adolescents spoke with their parents in the last year about the dangers of substance abuse. A companion report reflects a significant shift in adolescents’ use of, and attitudes towards, alcohol and marijuana from 2002 to 2011.
Reviews the population, framework, legislation, funding sources, and services of the child welfare, substance abuse service, and court systems and their capacity to support cross-system coordination within state, county, and tribal jurisdictions.
This bulletin outlines some of the consequences of underage drinking including the effect that drinking can have on adolescent brain development. As outlined in the bulletin, studies show that continued use of alcohol and other drugs may hinder youth’s advancement to more complex stages of thinking and social interaction.
A new study of more than 1,400 college students shows that students who use tobacco, marijuana, and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes. The survey results also show that students who considered e-cigarettes to be less harmful than traditional tobacco products were also more likely to use e-cigarettes.
As this report illustrates, drug-related emergency department visits involving suicide attempts have increased in recent years, with a 58% increase seen in visits involving patients ages 18-29 between 2005 and 2011.
A new study reveals that the number of emergency department visits involving MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, in patients younger than 21 years old increased 128 percent, from 4,460 visits in 2005 to 10,176 visits in 2011.