Substance Use Trend Alert: Vaping Among Youth Remains High

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, FADAA, issued a Substance Use Trend Alert regarding the high levels of vaping among youth.

New Rocky Mountain HIDTA report on impact of marijuana legalization now available

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program recently released its 2021 report on the impact of marijuana legalization. Here are some of the key findings: Since recreational marijuana was legalized in 2013: Past month marijuana use for ages 12 and older increased 26% and is 61% higher than the national average, currently ranked 3rd in the nation. Past month adult marijuana use (ages 18 and older) increased 20% and is 62% higher than the national average, currently ranked 3rd in the nation. Past month college age marijuana (ages 18-25) use increased 10% and is 53% higher than...

NEW!! Alternatives to Incarceration Video

With an estimated 35 million people suffering from substance use disorders globally, which experts consider to be a chronic disease, drug abuse may lead to other crimes and it's often better addressed with rehabilitation rather than incarceration.

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