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2013-04-02 12:29:47

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Excessive use of social media may dramatically increase risky behavior among young adults and teens, and may be directly linked to alcohol and drug abuse. A recent UCLA study reported that 66% of teens that were being treated for substance abuse disorders said they had the desire to abuse drugs after visiting their friends' pages on social media sites. While peer pressure has a direct effect on a teen's likelihood of using alcohol and drugs, the...

2013-02-26 04:21:50

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly acclaimed Botvin LifeSkills Training program recently unveiled its much anticipated new edition at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 23(rd) Annual National Leadership Forum. This unique prevention program has been proven to cut tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use by up to 80%. Rather than emphasizing the risk associated with substance use, it promotes resilience and positive youth development by teaching...

2012-05-08 06:29:03

A TOWN HALL MEETING SAN FERNANDO, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This evening, Pueblo y Salud, Inc. (PYS) in San Fernando, CA, will conduct a "Parent's Awareness of Underage/Binge Drinking" town hall meeting at Saint Ferdinand's Hall, located at 1040 Coronel St. San Fernando, CA 91340 from 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. The town hall will educate and alert our community to new research on the risks of underage drinking and work to empower the community to take action to stop it....

2011-12-14 12:49:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - a highly respected annual survey on teen drug abuse tracking 47,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows an increasing teen involvement with marijuana, particularly in daily use. Additionally, synthetic marijuana, widely known as K2 or spice, is gaining attention among high school seniors, with one in every nine reporting use. The...

2011-11-11 06:49:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drug use is often taken lightly in movies, not showing the serious impacts it can have on a person's life, especially the life of a teen. A new analysis of teenage drug abuse finds widespread problems among Caucasions, Native Americans, Hispanics and youngsters of multiple races, with less severe abuse among Asian and African-American teens. Among kids who abuse drugs, marijuana is most heavily used, followed by stimulants and then alcohol. Prescription opioids such...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Youth volunteers from the national drug abuse prevention organization, Natural High, hit a chord with teens at the this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Attendees went wild for shirts, stickers, and the chance to talk to people their own age about drugs. Two more tour dates on schedule for Natural High (August 10th and 11th). Come see teens encouraging other teens to live Naturally High! San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Of the thousands of musically obsessed teens attending this summer's...

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...

2010-02-25 04:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) has been selected as a "Top Tier" program by The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. The Top Tier initiative, which is being followed closely by Congress, focuses on identifying and validating social programs meeting the highest standard of evidence of effectiveness. LST is a substance abuse and violence prevention program that has been extensively tested and proven to produce "sizeable and sustained effects" on...

2008-12-11 14:33:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Monitoring the Future study (MTF) indicates the continuation of a promising trend of declining usage rates of certain drugs -- particularly stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine and crack -- among our country's teens. However, it also indicates several areas of growing concern. Progress The long-term decline in methamphetamine use, especially among 12th graders, carries particular importance. Since 1999,...