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NIDA – Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Marijuana, Youth
NIDA – Publications for Parents

Access a wealth of information and downloadable full-text publications for parents, on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and the link between drugs and HIV/AIDS.

Addiction, All Drug Information, Parents, HCADA General
NIDA- for Parents of Teens

NIDA for Parents of Teens.

All Drug Information, Parents
NIDA- Teens

  The Science behind Drug Use.

All Drug Information, Youth
No2Pot

Website contains everything you need to know about the consequences and risks of using marijuana.  Articles, infographics, statistics, data, Colorado data, comparing alcohol and marijuana, research, studies and many educational ideas.

 

Marijuana
Nope Hillsborough

The NOPE, Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, Task Force is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization that was formed in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2004. Comprised of community leaders and concerned families working diligently to save lives of those effected by substance abuse, the Hillsborough Chapter was established in 2011.

Powerful presentations for students and parents.  Approved by Hillsbourgh County School system.

Parents, Programs Educational Material, Rx Drug, Youth
November 2017: Opioid Crisis

It is estimated that 14 people die from an opioid drug overdose each and every day in our state, and Tampa Bay is ground zero for this deadly crisis. While Governor Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency and set aside millions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, is it enough? How did opioid addiction get so out of hand and what can be done about it?

Article HCADA Interview
November 2017: Opioid Crisis

It is estimated that 14 people die from an opioid drug overdose each and every day in our state, and Tampa Bay is ground zero for this deadly crisis. While Governor Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency and set aside millions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, is it enough? How did opioid addiction get so out of hand and what can be done about it?

Rx Drug, Video HCADA Interview
Opioid Epidemic Resource Center

The opioid epidemic is taking lives every day. In the United States, where President Trump has declared it a national public health emergency, prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Addiction, Rx Drug opioid epidemic
Opioid Prevention Kits- DFA Article DFA, Opioid, prescription drugs
Opioid use prevalent among electronic dance music partygoers

One in 10 electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees have misused opioids in the past year, exceeding the national average, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

Article EDM, Opioid
Opioids-Drug Information

Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure.

Prescription Opioids

Heroin

Fentanyl

All Drug Information, Article Drug Information
Overview of Major Issues Regarding the Impacts of Alcohol and Marijuana on Driving

As part of a project funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, this document provides an overview of issues related to marijuana consumption, driving impairment and blood testing as well as the potential impacts of social and legal factors. Comparisons are made to alcohol to provide a point of reference. This
overview focuses on the types of marijuana generally available at legal recreational stores and medical dispensaries and not on pharmaceutical grade preparations. 

Article Alcohol, marijuana, driving
PARAPHERNALIA - Juul E-Cigarettes

“Juul is already a massive public-health disaster—and without dramatic action it’s going to get much, much, much worse.”
Winickoff believes that the vape industry is co-opting the national wellness trend—“when, in fact, vaping can cause something called bronchiolitis obliterans, or popcorn lung,” he said. Popcorn lung has been linked to diacetyl, an organic compound that some companies use in their e-liquid, and that has been detected as a by-product of e-cigarette vapor. But diacetyl has also been detected in cigarette smoke, at a level hundreds of times greater, and no feasible amount of smoking has been found to cause popcorn lung. (Juul does not use diacetyl in its liquid, and, in tests, the company has found no measurable amounts of diacetyl in the vapor emitted by its devices.)
 

All Drug Information PARAPHERNALIA
Pediatricians recommend screening children for drug use starting at age 9

Young children are getting their hands on drugs more than ever before. It's becoming such a concern that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending children as young as nine be screened for substance abuse.

All Drug Information, Article, HCADA General, Parents, Professional, Youth Drug Screening
Phoenix House

Phoenix House is committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, mental health, social work, education, and recovery support. Their teams of experts address underlying causes of substance abuse and behavioral patterns to guide clients toward lasting recovery.

Recovery/Treatment
Pilot Project Launched to Ensure Safe & Effective Prescription Drug Disposal

CADCA and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals launched a pilot project in Florida's Hillsborough, Collier, and Seminole counties on September 26 to ensure the safe and effective disposal of prescription medications. This pilot project is the next step in the overall strategy to prevent prescription drug misuse in Florida.

Article Deterra, CADCA, HCADA, Pilot Project
Prevention Center Research Alcohol
REDUCING IMPAIRED DRIVING RECIDIVISM

Hillsborough County has consistently been ranked the worst or near the worst in Florida for DUI crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Given the dangers of impaired driving and the importance of reducing recidivism to promote long-term community safety, the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) has established the Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism (“RIDR”) initiative.

Article State Attorney
Rehab- Find a Treatment Facility- SAMHSA

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:  Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Addiction, Recovery/Treatment
Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention

Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention

Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
Safe Ride America Alcohol Transportation
SAMHSA Research-Based Prevention Programs

Programs and campaigns offering information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.

Programs Educational Material, Community
Sentiment still mixed as some celebrate 4/20 Article No2pot, marijuana
Smart Colorado

Smart Colorado: Protecting youth from marijuana.

Marijuana
Special Needs Family Hour

Mission: To provide a place where special needs families can find the answers they need to be successful. Weekly radio show with a variety of information and resources for families with special needs members.  Podcasts are available for free... great information.

Other Resources Special Needs
State issues warning on Fentanyl 'super pill'
They want to get this super high, this extreme high," said Gary White, associate director for the alliance.  "They need to understand the perception. The harm that it's causing."
Article HCADA Interview, home disposal pouch, Deterra
Stop Rx Drug Abuse

The purpose of this website is to educate families and the community about prescription drugs and some potential consequences of misusing, abuse or overusing prescription drugs. This includes taking any prescription medications that are not prescribed to you which is also illegal.   My goal is  help people better understand the disease of addiction and the recovery process and thus bring people suffering from addiction and their families and friends hope for the future. This website is a collection of links and resources. 

Information includes disease of addiction, complexity of recovery, questions to ask when looking for a recovery facility, pill facts, interactive websites for teens and kids....support groups.

Parents, Rx Drug
Street Smart Prevention Just Think Twice Youth
Substance Abuse in the United States: Findings From Recent Epidemiologic Studies

This research has demonstrated continued shifts in trends in illicit drug use in the United States and called attention to rising rates of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Findings have also continued to highlight the substantial comorbidity of SUDs with other psychiatric disorders and with the ongoing HIV epidemic. Building on these foundations, future challenges for research in substance abuse epidemiology will include using novel methodologic approaches to further unravel the complex interrelationships that link individual vulnerabilities for SUDs, including genetic factors, with social and environmental risk factors.

 

Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
Support Groups Addiction Support Group
Tampa Crossroads Resource

Tampa Crossroads designs an individualized plan for each client, tailored to each person’s own needs, situation, conditions and abilities. Our staff listens, they care, and they are passionate about helping every client. Our choice-based approach empowers our clients to choose their own destiny, giving a hand up to lasting independence.

Community
Tampa's report on Sunset Music Festival: arrests down, but drugs and heat were a problem Article Sunset Festival, HCADA Interview
Teens Using E-cigarettes More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco Teens Using E-cigarettes More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco

Published on Aug 18, 2015
NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discusses NIH-funded study which shows possible link between teens use of e-cigarettes and initiation of tobacco use.

Article Tobacco, NIDA, Volkow
TeenSafe

Parenting Guide To Tech Safety

Other Resources, Parents, Youth Technology
Terra Nova Club- St. Pete Recovery Community

Offers 4 meetings per day for recovery.

Addiction, Recovery/Treatment st. petersburg
THE "X" Plan "X-Plan" Gives Kids A Way Out Of Dangerous Situations

Texting one letter could help teens get away from peer pressure or danger.

All Drug Information, Parents, Programs Educational Material, Youth
The Cool Spot Youth
The Hardest Pill to Swallow | Tracy Jackson | TEDxNashville The Hardest Pill to Swallow | Tracy Jackson | TEDxNashville

Dr. Tracy Jackson presents the idea that "pain is in the brain" and explains why a pill won’t make it go away. Dr. Jackson explores the truths and consequences of how doctors and patients are getting it wrong in pain management and the way to make it right.
 

Article prescription drugs, Rx, Youtube

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