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DEA Issues New Public Safety Alert

The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.

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How Much Do Your Friends Know About Fentanyl?

One in five young adults and one in ten teens reported using prescription drugs off-script, according to a study commissioned by nonprofit charity Song for Charlie.

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Biking While High on Meth, Opioids Is Sending Thousands to ER

Biking while stoned leads to thousands of serious crashes each year, a new study suggests.

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DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States.  In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states.  Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

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Mobile app helps young adults talk with friends about risky drug, alcohol use

(University of Illinois) A new smartphone app aims to teach young people how to talk to their friends if they suspect they have a problem with drug use. 

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More Pot-Linked Poisoning Cases as Edibles' Popularity Booms

(HealthDay News) The number of marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in the U.S. jumped about 35% between 2017 and 2019, according to a new study

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One Pill Can Kill

Using prescription pills that weren't prescribed to you can be deadly.

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University of Miami, North Dakota State College of Science Win Campus Video PSA Contest

The winners of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest have been announced!  

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Study: Marijuana Use Rises Among Young Adults

(September 24) The number of young adults (ages 19-22) who regularly vape marijuana shot up between 2018 and 2019, according to the most recent Monitoring the Future study. 

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Watch: PSA Contest Winners Announced!

California teens created PSAs to convince other teens not to use marijuana.