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Substance Abuse Prevention

sa_thumbnailPreventing  youth substance abuse requires a comprehensive approach that addresses a range of risk and protective factors.

2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study: Teens and Parents

The Partnership at

This annual study tracks the elaborate and complex attitudes teens have towards drugs. It examines reasons why adolescents use drugs, and trends in the use of marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes, ecstasy, cocaine/crack, inhalants, methamphetamine, over-the-counter medicine, and prescription drugs, along with gender differences.

Monitoring the Future: Overview of Key Finding, 2011

University of Michigan

The 2011 MTF survey encompassed approximately 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide.

Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:Summary of National Findings

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

This report provides information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S.

Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine

Get Smart About Drugs

This guide helps parents and others understand and identify the current medications teens are abusing.

Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

This toolkit provides facts, approaches, strategies, and messages that coalitions can use to take action to prevent prescription drug use in their communities.

Not in My House: What Parents Can Do About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Web Site

This Web site is a national education initiative that provides parents with useful information and tips to help limit teen access to prescription drugs.

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse: An Emerging Threat

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

This toolkit includes strategies, case studies, and resources for initiating or enhancing a prescription drug abuse campaign in your community.

Prescription for Danger: A Report on the Troubling Trend of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Among the Nation

Executive Office of the President

This report provides information about the increasing problem of teen prescription drug use. It outlines the rates of prescription drug use among teens, the types of drugs used, the dangers of prescription drug use, the reasons why teens use prescription drugs, and parents’ awareness of the problem.