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16 04, 2019

Palm Beach County cutting down on students vaping

2019-04-16T16:40:39-04:00April 16th, 2019|Teen Drug Use|

State Attorney's Office, Palm Beach County School District aim to cut down on students vaping WELLINGTON, Fla. — An epidemic that is causing trouble for teenagers is being thrust into the spotlight in Palm Beach County. An epidemic that's causing trouble for teenagers in being thrust into the spotlight in Palm Beach County. An alarming number of teens vaping in schools has caught

16 04, 2019

E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures

2019-04-16T16:26:26-04:00April 16th, 2019|Prevention, Teen Drug Use|

The FDA has observed a noticeable increase in reported seizures related to the use of e-cigarettes. Some E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures, Most Reports Involving Youth and Young Adults The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential si

16 04, 2019

What the FDA says about E-Cigs

2019-04-16T14:38:23-04:00April 16th, 2019|Prevention, Teen Drug Use|

This educational resource from the FDA provides credible information on how the nicotine in e-cigarettes can rewire your teen's brain to crave more of the substance and create a nicotine addiction. The FDA also details how it is committed to protecting youth from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine. Think E-Cigs Can’t Harm Teens’ Health? The science says they can. The nicotine in

17 07, 2018

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Driving

2018-08-01T16:40:45-04:00July 17th, 2018|Teen Drug Use|

This infographic provided by the CDC gives students and parents credible information about marijuana use and the risk it poses when getting behind the wheel of a car. Students are at risk anytime they get in the car with someone who is under the influence. Further explanations are provided about the effects of marijuana on driving.

16 07, 2018

Drug Facts about Prescription Opioids

2018-07-22T23:18:58-04:00July 16th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

A plain language summary of prescription opioids that explains effects on the brain and reported use. ​Published in June 2018. What are prescription opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure. Opioids are of

16 07, 2018

Marijuana Facts for Teens

2018-08-01T16:41:47-04:00July 16th, 2018|Teen Drug Use|

The topics discussed represent the most popular questions and comments as asked of NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Download Full Brochure

14 07, 2018

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

2018-07-22T22:28:37-04:00July 14th, 2018|Treatment|

This fact sheet discusses research findings on effective treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction. Revised January 2018.​ NOTE: If you’re seeking treatment, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or go to www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov for information on hotlines, counseli

14 07, 2018

Teen Drug Use: Monitoring the Future 2017

2018-07-22T22:31:42-04:00July 14th, 2018|Teen Drug Use|

This infographic from the NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey highlights drug use trends for marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes (e-vaporizers), and prescription opioids among youth in our nation. Download Full Article