National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008

May 1, 2013 0

Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic  New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years. The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) also found troubling data on teen misuse or abuse of prescription stimulants. One in eight teens (13 percent) […]

Brains B4 Break

February 14, 2013 0

On Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm Dr. Aaron White – Program Director of Underage and College Drinking Prevention Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is presenting the latest research on the relationship between alcohol and the developing brain. The program is most appropriate for 8th -12th grade students and any community member, parent, youth worker, elected official, etc. Please join us in the Auditorium at Barrington High School to arm yourself […]

Marijuana Facts

January 4, 2013 0

Marijuana and other illicit drugs are addictive and unsafe especially for use by young people.  As officials with the National Institute on Drug Abuse state, drug addiction is a progressive disease and the earlier one starts, the more likely are the chances of developing a substance use disorder. Marijuana contains chemicals that can change how the brain works. And the science, though still evolving in terms of long-term consequences of marijuana use, is clear: marijuana […]

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