Youth

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2019 This article emphasizes the Surgeon Generals concerns and the importance of protecting our Nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy. Recent increases in access to marijuana and... read more

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids

SAMHSA, 2019  This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of opioid use. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about opioids. Access sources cited in this fact sheet Click here to access this... read more

Toolkit for Parks and Recreation Departments: Preventing Youth Substance Use and Addressing Substance Misuse

Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network, 2020 Substance use disorders are a community problem that require a community response. While it will take many sectors of the community to solve this problem, Parks and Recreation Departments (referred to as... read more

Quit for You, Quit for Your Loved Ones

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020 While most Americans understand that smoking cigarettes causes serious health effects, those who start smoking as youth or young adults may not realize smoking-related disease can happen relatively early in life.... read more

How to Quit Vaping-or Help Someone Quit- During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Truth Initiative, 2020 “With the coronavirus pandemic occurring at a time of record-high youth vaping in the United States, many, including the nation’s doctor, have raised concerns about whether e-cigarette use could make young people more susceptible to the... read more

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