This information is valuable for staff, students and parents.
Betty Mitchell,
Kingsway Regional School District,
Woolwich Township, NJ
   
   
Special Considerations When Seeking Substance Use Treatment During COVID-19
~ Partnership to End Addiction Staff
 
In a Time of Disruption, Protecting Your Child from the Risks of Substance Use
~ Partnership for Drug Free Kids
 
COVID-19: Accessing Critical Medications for Your Loved One
~ Partnership for Drug Free Kids
 
Alcohol Prevention at a Time of Furlough and Layoffs
~ Jason Kilmer, Jennifer Jacobsen, David Arnol,d Leah Kareti
 
What is Vivitrol? Answers for Parents
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 
What to Know about Drugs Laced with Fentanyl & Other Substances
~ Partnership for Drug Free Kids
 
Carfentanil: A Dangerous New Factor in the U.S. Opioid Crisis
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DEA Drug Information
~ www.justice.gov
 
Addiction and Sleep
~ www.Tuck.com
 
How to Know if Your Kid is Vaping Marijuana - and What to Do About It
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 
Juul, the vape device teens are getting hooked on, explained
~ Julia Belluz, Vox Media
 
What Parents Should Know About Kids Using CBD
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 
Pediatricians warn against marijuana use: Not your parents' pot
~ By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
 
The Teen Years: How Parents Can Grant Their Teenager Privacy While Overseeing Their Well-Being at Home
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Am I Enabling My Child by Helping Them?
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Master Addictions Counselor Mary Ann Badenoch, LPC
 
Not Getting Anywhere Talking to Your Child About Their Drug Use? Try Changing Your Tone of Voice.
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 
Your Child's Treatment & Recovery Roadmap: A Guide to Navigating the Addiction Treatment System
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 
Covering the Costs of Addiction Treatment, Whether Insured or Not
~ Partnership to End Addiction Staff
 
No Beds Available: What To Do When You're on a Waitlist for Addiction Treatment
~ Partnership for Drug Free Kids
 
What is Family Therapy for Addiction and How Can It Help MY Family
~ Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Molly Bobek, LCSW, and Aaron Hogue, PhD, of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Use
 
I Was Blindsided By How Insurance Treated My Son's Substance Use Claim
~ Virginia Holleman, Parent & Advocate
 
Your First Call with Your Insurance Provider: What to Ask about Substance Use Coverage
~ by Lindsey Vuolo, JD, MPH, Associate Director of Health Law and Policy at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
 
   
   
   
 
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  DEA Drug Information  
  ~ www.justice.gov  
 

You hear about drugs on TV and in the movies, on the radio, in books and magazines, on the Internet, and in daily conversation with friends and peers. Some of the information is accurate, but a lot of it is not.

Here are a few realities to consider:

  • You can’t predict the effect that a drug can have on you—especially if it’s the first time you try it, and even if it’s a small amount or dose. Everyone's brain and body chemistry are different. Everyone's tolerance for drugs is different.
  • Using drugs can lead to abuse, addiction, serious health problems, and even death.
  • Drugs that are legal—prescription and over-the counter (OTC) medications—can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs.

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

Find out as much as you can about illegal and legal drugs and their effects on your body and brain. The more informed you are, the more confidently you can make the right decision about drugs. Read DEA’s Drug Fact Sheets for the latest information on:

Amphetamines Inhalants PCP
Barbiturates K2 Peyote and Mescaline
Bath Salts Ketamine Psilocybin
Benzodiazepines Khat Rohypnol
Cannabis Kratom Salvia Divinorum
Cocaine LSD Steroids (anabolic)
Depressants Marijuana Stimulants
Dextromethorphan (DXM) Methadone  
Ecstacy Methamphetamine  
GHB Morphine  
Hallucinogens Narcotics  
Heroin Opium  
Hydrocodone Oxycodone  
Hydromorphone    
     
Complete set of DEA Drug 
Fact Sheets (June 2012)
   

Other Drugs and Issues of Concern


 

 
     
   
 
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