Substance Abuse in Teens: Resources

The March 2016 issue featured several articles about kids who are at-risk for a life of struggle and disappointment. Among these was “Prescription for Prevention,” by Mark Ward, Sr., PhD., a look at drug and alcohol abuse among today’s teens. To continue to raise your own awareness about this serious issue, look into some of the following downloadable reports.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2013
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

School Health Policies and Practices Study
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/shpps/pdf/shpps-508-final_101315.pdf

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders (2nd edition)
https://d14rmgtrwzf5a.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/preventingdruguse_2_1.pdf

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use 1975-2014, Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use 2014 Overview
http://monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-overview2014.pdf

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens
http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/national-survey-american-attitudes-substance-abuse-teens-2012

National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University

Adolescent Substance Use in theU.S.: Facts for Policymakers.
http://www.nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_1008.pdf

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings.
http://archive.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings

Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs

ModelPrograms Guide: Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Therapy/Treatment
http://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/litreviews/Alcohol_and_Drug_Therapy_Education.pdf

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