Tags: "youth"

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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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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28 Sep
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New Video and Resources on Building Protective Factors

Prevention begins prior to birth and continues throughout the life course. Understanding protective factors and how to build strong healthy youth and families can help prevent youth from experiencing adverse childhood experiences and initiating into substance use.

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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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