Tags: "adolescents"

29 Jan
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Australian Study Demonstrates Consequences of Youth Marijuana Use

Researchers in Australia released the results of a new study examining the consequences of long-term marijuana use that began in adolescence or young adulthood. A total of 1,792 participants were included in the longitudinal study spanning 20 years (from ages ...

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21 Dec
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California, Nevada, and Oregon See Increase in Youth Marijuana Use

According to the latest results of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), past-year use of marijuana among 12-17 year-olds significantly increased in a handful of states where recreational use of marijuana is legal: in Nevada, past-year use ...

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16 Dec
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Study Finds that Vaping among 10th and 12th Graders Leveled Off From 2019-2020, While Substance Use Increased Among 8th Graders  

The latest results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study are in and while there are some encouraging signs, much work yet remains to be done. It is important to note that the survey had to be cut short due ...

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11 Dec
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Factores Protectores

Protective Factors video now available in Spanish!

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15 Sep
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New Video Alert!

Find out about protective factors and what adults can do to help prevent youth from using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

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04 Aug
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Large increase observed in use of high-potency marijuana products among Colorado teens

According to the latest report released by Healthy Kids Colorado, use of highly potent marijuana products such as dabs and vapes has skyrocket since marijuana was first legalized for recreational use 6 years ago. The prevalence of dabbing among high ...

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20 May
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New Resources!

We’re excited to announce the development of four new prevention resources! Learn about vaping, smoking, and COVID-19; how you can prevent an opioid related death; the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs; and the impact of marijuana use on adolescents. Check ...

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27 Nov
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Parental marijuana use associated with increased risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring.

With legalization gaining traction around the country, more and more states are opting to legalize marijuana for recreational use, much to the detriment of youth and young adults. We know from the large-scale natural experiments being conducted in CO, OR, ...

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12 Nov
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What’s in your medicine cabinet?

Despite the well-documented detrimental effects of opioid abuse, misuse of prescription opioids remains high among adolescents and young adults. While much progress was made in preventing diversion of prescription opioids by shutting-down pill mills, implementing prescription drug monitoring programs, and ...

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04 Nov
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Marijuana industry advertising via social media increases adolescent use of marijuana

In recently published data from the Cannabis Advertising and Social Media study (CASM), youth who engaged with cannabis brands and advertisements on social media were 5 times more likely to have used marijuana over the past year compared to those ...

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