September 14, 2020 2020 Miss America made it her goal to inform citizens on how to appropriately use medications. This article contains a series of videos that describe appropriate opiate use, addiction myths, and what to do if you or someone you know struggles with opiate dependency. Click here to read article.
Report shows troubling increases in drug- and alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin even before pandemic
May 19, 2021 “In 2019, before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of alcohol- and drug-induced deaths in Wisconsin increased at twice the rate of the national average.”
Adolescent marijuana, alcohol use held steady during COVID-19 pandemic
June 24, 2021 “Adolescent marijuana use and binge drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the United States. “
Youth E-cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2021 Almost 85 Percent of the More Than 2 Million U.S. Middle and High School Students Who Used E-Cigarettes Used Flavored E-Cigarettes in 2021 Click here to learn more.
CDC Health Advisory: Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events
September 20, 2021 The purpose of this Health Alert Network Health Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, first responders, poison control centers, laboratories, and the public to the increased availability of cannabis products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the potential for adverse events due to insufficient labeling of products containing THC and cannabidiol (CBD). Click here to read the …
Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population April 6, 2020 A new analysis suggests that among adolescent marijuana users, smoking marijuana has become less prevalent, eclipsed by vaping and edibles. In addition, those who vaped THC or consumed edibles were more likely to use marijuana daily. The findings were just published as a Research Letter in …
No Change in Overall Rate of Alcohol, Drug Use Among Adolescents During Pandemic
By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) – The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges for many, but it did not appear to drive U.S. preteens and young teens to drugs. Repeated surveys of more than 7,800 10- to 14-year-olds between September 2019 and August 2020 found the overall rate of drug use remained stable, according to …
Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here’s What They’re Using
February 17, 2020, 5:04 AM ET NPR, Heard on Morning Edition “These products are flourishing despite the Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes, announced in January and in effect as of Feb 5. The enforcement guidance issued by Food and Drug Administration was aimed at stopping young people from vaping. It focused enforcement on flavored cartridges, like Juul’s popular products. But it …