Elaine Georgas

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Family Checkup

As part of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched Family Checkup, an online resource that equips parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free. NIDA-funded research has shown the critical role parents play in preventing their children from using drugs. Family Checkup poses questions for …

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Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheet from the Partnership at Drugfree.org

DRUG & ALCOHOL FACT SHEET Adolescent abuse of drugs and alcohol is a preventable behavior, and the disease of drug/alcohol addiction is a treatable disease.  Parents are the most effective resource, and leverage point, in preventing and reducing adolescent and young adult drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Marijuana use continues to rise among U.S. teens, while alcohol use hits historic lows

Among the more important findings from this year’s Monitoring the Future survey of U.S. secondary school students are the following: Marijuana use among teens rose in 2011 for the fourth straight year—a sharp contrast to the considerable decline that had occurred in the preceding decade. Daily marijuana use is now at a 30-year peak level among high school …

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