61.2 million people aged 12 and older used illicit drugs in the past year. The most commonly used illicit drug was marijuana, which has been used by 52.5 million people.Read More
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The Drug Abuse Warning Network, also known as the DAWN, recently released its nationwide report on 2021 data from drug-related emergency department visits.Read More
Newly released data from the 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey revealed that amongst youth in the United States, the overall reported substance use throughout the past year has been steady or significantly less than substance use before the 2020 COVID ...Read More
A new study in JAMA Network Open finds that over a 10-year period, prenatal use of marijuana increased at a faster rate than the prenatal use of other substances.Read More
Check out our new resources covering a variety of topics including: Apps Parents/Caregivers Should Know, Behavioral Health Equity, Impacts of Marijuana Legalization, Stigma Associated with Substance Use, Recovery in the Workplace, and Vaping.Read More
According to new data released from Monitoring the Future Survey, 2021 observed the largest 1-year decrease in overall illicit substance use reported among adolescents since 1975!Read More
Check out and share the following three new resources: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment; Substance Use and Mental Health Implications for the Workplace; and Kratom.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for millions of adults with substance use disorders. New obstacles for obtaining treatment exist as do increasing stressors, including isolation, unemployment, and illness.Read More
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, ...Read More