Community-Based Drug Prevention

Alcohol Use Disorder: Prevention Begins at Home

Underage Drinking May Lead to Alcohol Use Disorder More and more teens are developing Alcohol Use Disorder. Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? Peer pressure, curiosity, and an urge to rebel are common factors...

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Inhalant Use Disorder

Preventing Inhalant Use Disorder in Teens   Inhalant use disorder is a rampant problem, especially among young people. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2020 saw a 64% increase in inhalant use for 8th graders.  Many healthcare professionals...

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Adderall

Misuse in Adderall among teens is a rising trend, as students are taking Adderall without a prescription. Living the life of a teen or a college student, our surroundings can be tempting. We are in school systems that want...

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Botvin LifeSkills Training & Reality Tour Comparison

Life Skills Training Vs. Reality Tour  Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST), like Reality Tour, is an evidence-based curriculum for substance abuse prevention. Both programs have been proven to provide adolescents with the social skills necessary to withstand peer pressure, but...

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Drug Testing Strips: A Guide for Parents

Urine testing your kids is a decision that parents should take seriously. Experts agree that testing teens for the wrong reasons can damage trust. However, under the right circumstances, drug tests can be a tool to prevent substance abuse...

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Whippets As A Drug: What Parents Need To Know

WHAT ARE WHIPPETS? Whippets, is a familiar street name for whipped-cream chargers, steel cartridges filled with nitrous oxide that are meant to be used  with whipped cream dispensers.  Filled with nitrous oxide, also referred to as “laughing gas” or...

Red Ribbon Week Ideas for Middle Schools

3 Ideas for Red Ribbon Week for Your Middle School   If you’re a teacher, a parent, or a principal,  you’re probably gearing up for 2020’s national Red Ribbon Week. And if you’ve got middle school aged kids, you...

Testing Waters of New Normal in Prevention

Doesn’t it feel as if some unseen force pressed play on Netflix so we are now collectively binge-watching an endless season of “Life Now”’? Red, green and yellow are the primary hues that manage our mobility, The red ‘stop’...

‘Post-Panic’ Remote Internship A Plus!

  Everything Is Going To Be Okay? My chair rolls sluggishly across the living room carpet in the spring of 2020.  It is not the picture that was in my head a few months ago.  In those intern scenarios...

Home Quarantine May Reveal Teen Vaping

  Some parents at home with their adolescent or teen during quarantine are beginning to realize something is going on with their child besides anxiety about the pandemic and social distancing. A clue may lie in the vaping epidemic...