People in the United States are drinking more these days. And two new studies show evidence that heavier drinking in youth leads to some alarming damage in the body and brain. Check out all of the details in this Forbes.com article.
What reductions in opioid deaths? Does commercializing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes increase use? You decide. Check out this fascinating report from National Families in Action
The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional
Watch this video, released by ONDCP and The White House. Know the truth. Spread the truth.
Thanks to partial funding from the Manhasset Community Fund, the inaugural Student Athlete Leadership Team at Manhasset High School has been providing valuable lessons in the sixth grade classrooms of Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Schools. Thirty-three 10th and 11th graders, having been selected after a competitive application process, attended training in the Athletes Helping Athletes curriculum at Molloy College.
From The New York Times: Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere. The fight against methamphetamines was successful, but only to a point. In some states it’s now the leading cause of drug-related deaths. Check out the article here.
The fall marks a pivotal time for substance abuse prevention and education with September commemorating Recovery Month and October National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. With mental health issues and substance use prevalent in every community, education and communication is key to helping parents, residents and youth recognize the signs of addiction, understand how to seek help as well as support