Friday, February 29, 2008

A must-see site for parents with teens or pre-teens...

In 1998, with bipartisan support, Congress created the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign with the goal of preventing and reducing youth drug use. Unprecedented in size and scope, the Campaign is the most visible symbol of the Federal government's commitment to youth drug prevention. The Campaign is a strategically integrated communications effort that combines advertising with public communications outreach to deliver anti-drug messages and skills to America's youth, their parents and other influential adults.

While illicit drug use by teens is declining, now there’s a threat from the family medicine cabinet: The abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. But parents and caregivers can help to stop this dangerous trend.

Teens Turn Away From Street Drugs, Move To Prescription Drugs, New Report Reveals 2/14/2007Director of National Drug Control Policy John P. Walters today released a new White House analysis that shows alarming trends in teen abuse of prescription drugs and cough and cold medicines to get high.

New Campaign To Combat Teen Prescription Drug Abuse February 1, 2008The Office of National Drug Control policy launches a new effort to educate parents about teen prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse. Read More

Teens Are Abusing Benadryl to Get High KTRE-TV — 2/25/2008
Powerful and Dangerous Drugs Newsweek — 2/21/2008
Girls and Steroids: Anything to Be Thin ABC News — 2/20/2008
Trauma During Youth Linked to Increased Risk of Smoking USA Today — 2/20/2008
Pupils Popping Pills Portsmouth Herald News — 2/17/2008

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1 comment:

Aaron, Drug-Free Texas said...

Thank you for your efforts in educating people to the dangers of drug abuse - INCLUDING prescription and over-the-counter drug abuses.

We have a YouTube page of PSAs developed by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America that many readers may find interesting.

And if you see an ad you do not like or do not find effective - please comment so we can learn how to better reach our audiences.

Thanks - Aaron, Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas