Tags: "youth"

04 Nov
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Engaging with Students During Red Ribbon Week

For Red Ribbon Week, we partnered with Jason Dorr and conducted interactive sessions with approximately 1,085 students during each grade level PE periods at Curlew Creek Elementary and Azalea Elementary.

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26 Oct
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Celebrating Youth Substance Use Prevention Month!

Take part in youth substance use prevention month by celebrating the largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week!

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16 Sep
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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.

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14 Jul
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Any use of marijuana is associated with higher risk of suicidality in young Americans

In a newly released study of over 280,000 young adults ages 18-35, use of marijuana was strongly associated with suicidal ideation, suicide plan, and suicide attempt. Compared to non-users, researchers found that those reporting marijuana use were 1.4 times more ...

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21 Jun
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New research emerges linking teen marijuana use with altered brain development

Longitudinal analysis revealed that marijuana use resulted in cortical thinning in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, higher levels of marijuana use resulted in increased cortical thinning.

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10 Jun
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New study confirms faster youth transition to substance use disorders

In a new study using nationally representative data, researchers observed a higher prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) within one year of marijuana and prescription drug misuse initiation among adolescents compared to young adults (10.7% vs 6.4%).

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10 May
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It’s National Prevention Week!

It's National Prevention Week (NPW)! This annual health observance week is sponsored by SAMHSA to increase awareness and action for substance use prevention and promotion of positive mental health.

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05 Apr
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Study finds higher rate of self-harm among males in states that legalized marijuana for recreational use

A recently published study in JAMA found that insurance claims for self-harm were significantly higher in states with recreational marijuana laws.

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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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28 Jan
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Marijuana may be worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds.

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