Tag Archives: prevention

Campaign Aimed at Reducing Teen Methamphetamine Use Expands

The Meth Project, a prevention program aimed at reducing teenage methamphetamine use, has expanded, adding online resources and a social media campaign. …

Commentary: Take-Back Programs Offer Safe Disposals of Prescription Drugs

Each day, nearly 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Karen H. Perry, Executive Director of NOPE Task Force, explains the importance of safeguarding your medicines at home. …

Technology Shows Promise in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

Computer programs and applications for cell phones and other mobile devices are increasingly popular as tools for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. …

Community Effort Can Decrease Teen Drinking and Smoking, Study Finds

A new study finds a program designed to assist communities in preventing unhealthy behaviors in teens is effective in reducing adolescent smoking and drinking. …

SAMHSA Announces Grant Awards For Substance Abuse Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced it is awarding 46 grants totaling $22.5 million for substance abuse prevention efforts. …

Commentary: Working Together to Improve Public Health and Safety on College Campuses

David K. Mineta, ONDCP Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, shares how we can succeed in helping students avoid drugs and social pressures that run counter to their health and safety. …

Drug Prevention, Treatment Part of U.S./Mexico Border Counternarcotics Strategy

Preventing drug use and treating drug abuse will play a key role in the United States’ Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy along the U.S./Mexico border, federal officials announced on Thursday. …

Preschool May Reduce Risk of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Later in Life, Study Suggests

Preschool may be an effective tool in the fight against addiction, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1,500 children found those who had attended preschool were 28 percent less likely to develop substance abuse problems. …

DEA Administrator: Help Us Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

All of us who are passionate about reducing drug abuse cannot ignore the growing dangers of prescription drug abuse, particularly among teens and young adults. By preventing drug abuse where it starts, we can make a tremendous difference in the life of our nation: one community, one family and one child at a time. …

SAMHSA Announces New Approach for Block Grants in Light of Health Care Reform

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a change to the Substance Abuse Prevent and Treatment and Mental Health Services Block Grants. The change comes in response to the new federal health care reform law. …