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The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. Rx Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million

Vape companies advertise their products as being safer than smoking, but the cloud you are exhaling when you vape is aerosol, not water vapor. Aerosol, like hairspray, leaves a residue on surfaces including people’s lungs. Some of the chemicals found in vape aerosols include those used for:

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Start a Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health

If you've never checked out the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) website, it's a great resource for parents, families, and teens. They have information on everything from the brain and addiction, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, vaping, to mental

From the Prevention Action Alliance's August 12th newsletter. Visit their website at Prevention Action Alliance.

There are certain times in an adolescent’s life where they are at greater risk for the onset of alcohol and other drug use due to increased stress—particularly during periods of transition. When students start at a

It's finally summer break! If you’re a teenager, you’ve probably got tons of spare time but don’t know what to do with it. Summer can be a fun time, but it can also get boring when you run out of ideas (or need a screen break!).

Here are some things for

Do you know about the risks of fentanyl? Even a very small amount can lead to overdose or death. Read on to learn about fentanyl and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

The following information was taken from Ventura County Responds, an excellent resource to

The testimony of a person incarcerated.

By an anonymous writer from jail, 32 years of age.

How did this all begin? That is probably the hardest question anyone has ever asked me. The easy answer is truly just an excuse. You see, I'm writing this response from jail where I’ve been

The following article is from Prevention Action Alliance's newsletter, Know! Your Parental Role: First Line of Defense.

In the previous tip, Know! Underage Drinking is a Big Deal, we talked about the widespread prevalence of underage drinking and the destructive consequences it continues to create. We discussed the fact that alcohol

Written by Madison Jaffe.

It feels like just yesterday that I was a high school freshman - unsure of where I belonged, who my true friends were, if I was enough, or what my life would be like at the end of my high school career. It wasn’t until I discovered

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