Tag Archives: prevention

Commentary: Rapper Macklemore Takes on Prevention

Macklemore, a 30-year-old male artist with a history of drug and alcohol use, doesn’t brag about getting drunk or high; rather warns young people about the realities behind addiction, and urges his listeners to learn from his mistakes. …

Strong Connection With Parents Reduces Teens’ Prescription Drug Abuse: Study

Strong connections with parents who advise against drug use reduce teens’ risk of abusing prescription drugs, a new study finds. …

Study: Smoking Prevention Programs in Schools Can Reduce Number of Future Smokers

Smoking prevention programs delivered in schools can be effective in reducing the number of future smokers, a review of studies suggests. …

Prevention Programs in Middle School May Reduce Later Prescription Drug Use

Substance abuse prevention programs that begin in middle school may help deter prescription drug abuse in later years, new research suggests. …

Fewer Teens Receiving Substance Abuse Prevention Messages From Media

The percentage of teenagers who received substance abuse prevention messages from the media in the past year dropped from 83.2 percent in 2002, to 75.1 percent in 2011, according to a new government report. …

3 Easy Ways to Support Join Together

Join Together has been the nation’s leader in providing free, high-quality addiction prevention and treatment information to communities nationwide for more than 20 years. Your loyal support ensures that we can continue to deliver this valuable service, but we need your help. …

Federal Officials Discuss National Anti-Smoking Initiatives at Conference

Federal officials are using a variety of strategies to try to lower smoking rates, including using social media, banning fruit-flavored cigarettes, and encouraging smoking bans in public housing. Experts are sharing ideas on the best ways to prevent smoking at a national conference this week in Kansas City. …

“iHeal” Multimedia Device Aims to Detect Drug Cravings and Intervene

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are developing a multimedia device called “iHeal” that aims to detect drug cravings and intervene to prevent drug use. …

Study Finds Targeting Multiple Areas of Young People’s Lives Can Help Prevent Drug Use

Programs that target multiple areas of young people’s lives, including family, peers, community and school, may help prevent drug use and risky sexual behavior, according to a new study. …

Commentary: Clergy Matter

Clergy can, should, and must make a difference in the pain and confusion felt by so many of their congregants, but they must first understand the role that alcoholism and drug addiction play in the insidious social and spiritual erosion plaguing so many of their congregation’s families, says Sis Wegner of NACoA. …