Prevention Websites

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

Longitudinal Effects of School Drug Policies on Student Marijuana Use in Washington State and Victoria, Australia

American Journal of Public Health, March 19, 2015 Objectives: We examined the longitudinal effect of schools’ drug policies on student marijuana use. Methods: We used data from the International Youth Development Study, which surveyed state-representative samples of... read more

New teen mental health findings in latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health

Public Health Newswire, August 18, 2014 As the new school year begins, two studies from the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health shed new light on potential influences on teen mental health, both inside the classroom and at home. The studies reveal... read more

BH Link

In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.

401.414.LINK (5465)