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Published: November 2021
This Advisory reviews the evidence on prescription stimulant misuse among youth and young adults. It establishes prescription stimulant misuse as a public health problem, identifies associated risk and protective factors, and provides programs and action steps for stakeholders to prevent misuse.
Published: January 2021
The EAP Prescription Drug Toolkit and Fact Sheets provide guidance related to counseling, referrals, and follow-up services (e.g., alternatives to prescription drugs, workplace drug misuse and relapse prevention, dangers of combined drug use, screenings, and evaluations before returning to work).
Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin (Spanish version) - Consejos para adolescentes: la realidad sobre la heroína
Published: May 2020
This fact sheet for teens provides facts about heroin. It describes short- and long-term effects, lists signs of use, and helps dispel common myths. It also can be used by prevention professionals, educators, health care providers, and others who come in contact with teens on a regular basis.
Published: June 2018
This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
Published: June 2018
Equipa a los proveedores de atención médica, las comunidades y los gobiernos locales con materiales para desarrollar prácticas y políticas para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis y las muertes relacionadas con los opioides. Aborda diferentes asuntos de interés para los proveedores de atención médica, personal de primeros auxilios, los proveedores de tratamientos y los que están recuperándose de sobredosis de opioides. Actualizada en el 2018.
Published: November 2017
The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help health providers better serve their patients' needs and promote safety.
Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Published: September 2017
This report presents 2016 national estimates of use of alcohol, tobacco products, illicit drugs (such as, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives), substance use disorders, and substance use treatment among people 12 years of age and older. It Includes national estimates of any mental illness, serious mental illness, major depressive episode, use of mental health services and suicidal ideation among adults ages 18 or older and national estimates of major depressive episode, use of mental health services among adolescents aged 12 to 17. Trend information on these topics are also presented.
Published: June 2017
This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of those who seek treatment for these conditions. The state-level Barometers contain valuable insight into the behavioral health needs and the unique challenges faced by communities across the country. This analysis can help public health authorities and others determine the best ways of meeting behavioral health care needs and disparities among various communities.