This year’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week will take place Monday, March 30 to Sunday, April 5. This week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the Internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.
The annual Monitoring the Future survey has found U.S. teens are vaping more marijuana and nicotine than a year ago. The survey found 14% of 12th graders said they had vaped marijuana in the last month—almost double the percentage reported last year.
Medication used to treat opioid addiction can be helpful for teens who misuse opioids, a new study suggests. Until now, the evidence for the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment in teens has been unclear, HealthDay reports.
Teens prescribed opioids after surgery are almost twice as likely to use the drugs long-term if they have a family member who has filled opioid prescriptions for four months or more over the past year, a new study finds.
Almost 9,000 children and teens died from prescription and illicit opioid poisonings between 1999 and 2016 in the United States, a new study finds. During this time, the death rate nearly tripled, CNN reports.