Thanks to a partnership with local police departments throughout the county – and a successful collaboration with a State Senator – the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force helped reduce prescription drug abuse rates among teens in Lake County, Ill.
The next National Drug Facts Week will be held from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015, aiming to shatter myths about drug use and addiction by bringing together teens and scientific experts. The initiative is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
According to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry Journal, youths who use cannabis daily before turning 17 are over 60 percent less likely to graduate from high school compared to those who never used the drug.
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and CADCA will host a free webinar, entitled “Tobacco Kills: Intervention and Policy Solutions in Addiction Treatment”, on Sept. 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST/11:00 a.m. Pacific. The webinar will explore program and policy approaches to help reduce tobacco use among people in treatment for a substance use disorder and or in recovery.
According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9.4 percent of the American population aged 12 and older have used an illicit drug, with marijuana the most used.