Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion

The Cost is Too High: Marijuana is Addictive

The Barrington Adult Youth Team Against Alcohol and Drug Use (Poster) – About 1 in 6 people who start smoking marijuana in their teens will become addicted. – Marijuana is the number one reason RI teens are admitted for inpatient treatment of illicit drug... read more

Levels of Chemicals in Some E-Cigarette Flavors Surpass Recommended Limits

Join Together, April 16, 2015 This article discusses excessive chemical limits in some e-cigarettes. read more

Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA) Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a complex problem, affecting individuals of all ages and in all communities across the country and its territories. Prescription drugs include pain relievers, tranquilizers,... read more

Children Who Sip Alcohol More Likely to Become Teens Who Get Drunk: Study Children Who Sip Alcohol More Likely to Become Teens Who Get Drunk: Study

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, April 2nd, 2015 Children who are allowed to sip alcohol are more likely to drink by the time they reach ninth grade, a new study finds. Researchers at Brown University found children who had sipped alcohol by the time they were in sixth... read more

Prescription Drug Overdose

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, April 3rd 2015 Sometimes, the prescription becomes the problem. Each day, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose. It’s time we all get involved. Challenge assumptions about prescription opioids, and patient... read more

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