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  • Expanded National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week begins January 25

    (National Institutes of Health, Aug. 27) An annual, week-long observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about substance use and addiction will feature information about alcohol in addition to drug use. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will be held Jan. 25-31, 2016.
  • Tampa Man Arrested for Sexual Battery

    (Bay News 9, Aug. 27) A Tampa man is accused of giving two females, including a 16-year-old girl, the date rape drug and sexually battering them. Tampa Police said the suspect, 40-year-old John Christopher Knight, is a convicted sex offender who was released from prison in April.
  • Inside the Life of a Drug-Trafficking Teen

    (CNN, Aug. 13) Cesar was just 15, but he already had much he wanted to distance himself from: drug trafficking, human smuggling, murder. He even blamed himself for the death of his toddler brother in a tragic accident outside their home in Texas. He was staying out of trouble when he got a phone call that reminded him his past was very much still his present.


  • Video: Red Ribbon Patch Program

    Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Watch this video on how to earn the Red Ribbon Patch.
  • VIDEO: The Promise of Drugs

    When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, there's the promise and there's the reality. If you've ever felt the pressure to use drugs, you've probably heard the promise. Some promises are specific to a drug: "Meth can help you lose weight" or "Steroids will make you a better athlete." Other promises are vague: "Getting high will help you relax." Watch this animated video to learn more about the promise and reality of drug use and abuse.
  • VIDEO: Taking Prescription Drugs to Get High—A Bad Idea

    97% of teens don't use prescription drugs to get high. Watch this video to learn why taking prescription drugs to get high can have serious health effects including addiction and overdose.


  • K2/ Spice Drug Card

    Spice, or K2, also known as synthetic marijuana, is popular among youth.
  • Marijuana Drug Card

    Approximately one in six people who start smoking marijuana in their teens will become addicted.
  • DXM Drug Card

    DXM, or Dextromethorphan, is a cough suppressant found in more than 100 over-the-counter cold medications.