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Check Out the New “Family Resource Center” on Partnership for Drug-Free Kid’s Website

Thanks to our great, longstanding partner the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), a nonprofit translational research and policy organization, parents and families now have another website to help address teen substance use. The Family Resource Center offers scientifically-informed and trusted resources to help parents and caring loved ones prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find […]

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School Stress: 7 Tips to Help Your College Student Manage Anxiety

If you have a son or daughter starting college, you’ve probably procured dorm room bedding, textbooks and a meal plan. But have you prepared your student to handle anxiety and stress? College students today often feel overwhelming academic and social pressure. A survey conducted by The JED Foundation, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Partnership […]

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Great New Documentary from www.drugfree.org

Click on the link below to go to the trailer http://www.drugfree.org/breakingpoints/ Source: http://www.drugfree.org

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College Students in Study Who Misused Stimulants More Likely to Have ADHD

A new study finds college students who misuse prescription stimulants are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with students not misusing stimulants. UPI reports students who misused stimulants also were more likely to have conduct disorder or substance use disorder. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “We […]

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New Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Released

New guidelines on diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have been released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The new guidelines clarify and expand recommendations made in 2005. FASD can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The updated guidelines are based on an analysis of 10,000 people involved in studies […]

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Underage Drinking: What You Should Know

Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s young people and poses enormous health and safety risks. During summer break with BBQs, parties and more free time, it’s an important time to talk with your teens about alcohol. At what age […]

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Studies Suggest Parents Can Play Important Role in Preventing Teen Drinking

  Two new studies suggest parents can play an important role in preventing teens from drinking, NPR reports. One study in the journal Prevention Science finds parents who set effective and strict alcohol-related rules, while maintaining a warm and supportive family environment, reduce the risk of binge drinking in their teens. In the second study […]

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Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Combating Opioid Addiction; Obama Will Sign It

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at combating opioid addiction. The White House said President Obama will sign the legislation, Reuters reports. The measure, called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), passed 92-2. The U.S. House previously approved the bill. CARA aims to help communities develop treatment and overdose programs, […]

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Nearly 10 Million Americans Say They Misused Opioid Medications in 2012-2013

Almost 10 million Americans say they misused opioid medications in 2012-2013, according to a new study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled over a 10-year period, the study found. The researchers found in 2012-2013, 4.1 percent of the adult population misused prescription opioids, […]

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Heroin’s Back

If you’ve seen the news lately, you may have noticed that heroin is back in a big way. Communities across the country – regardless of geographic location or economic status – are experiencing an alarming uptick in deaths related to heroin overdose. So why is this happening? Why are so many teens becoming addicted to heroin in […]

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