Tags: "youth"

01 Jun
0

Heightened Risk of Substance Use Disorders Among Female Youths Who Attempt Suicide

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry finds that female youths between the ages of 8 and 19 who attempted suicide had a substantial risk of hospitalization for a substance use disorder (SUD) later in life compared to female youths who ...

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25 Mar
0

Kratom use rising among youth; Associated with marijuana use

According to the latest data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Kratom use among youth is becoming more common and is associated with marijuana use and cigarette use.

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21 Mar
0

It’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week!

Drug Free America Foundation is proud to partner with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) taking place today, Monday March 21st ...

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04 Mar
0

DFAF Produces Six New Resources!

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.

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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
0

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
0

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
0

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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