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    Study: Deadly Crashes Higher on 4/20

    Deadly car crashes were 12 percent higher on April 20 after 4:20 p.m. compared to numbers a week before and a week after, researchers found. 
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    Frances Bean Cobain and the Genetics of Addiction

    (NIDA)  Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of famous rockers Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, recently acknowledged that she's in recovery from addiction.
  • man behind wheel of car

    U.S. teens often ride with impaired drivers

    (Reuters Health, March 26) – About a third of young people admitted to riding with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Students on Alcohol and Drugs.


  • VIDEO: Marijuana—The Facts and Fiction

    Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in America. Watch this video to find out what's fact and fiction.
  • Video: Red Ribbon Week

    Video Transcript Accessibility Statement: This is a one-minute long video that showcases photos of families at events and at milestones of growing up such as speaking on a stage or celebrating birthdays. The video is approximately one minute long.   The spoken text of the video is as follows: As parents, we want our kids to grow up safe, happy, and healthy. We want them to be responsible, to make good choices, and to achieve their goals. But the truth is, we won't always be there to protect them. So we equip our kids to make good decisions.
  • Video: Red Ribbon Patch Program

    Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Watch this video on how to earn the Red Ribbon Patch.