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June 15, 2017

Drugs of Abuse

Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. With the information in this guide, parents and caregivers can help their children make smart choices and avoid the consequences of drug abuse. This publication covers topics including the Controlled Substances Act and introduces drug classes including narcotics, stimulants, marijuana/cannabis, inhalants, steroids, and more.  Drugs of Abuse also provides information about drugs of concern and designer drugs, including synthetic opioids and  “bath salts.”

January 1, 2017

Infographic-Marijuana Use and Prescription Drug Use Among College Students (2017)

This infographic highlights the issue of marijuana use and prescription drug misuse among college students, including its prevalence and consequences. Information also is provided on what can be done to prevent marijuana use and prescription drug misuse among college students, and what is needed moving forward.

January 1, 2017

Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth and Young Adults (2017)

This publication provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among youth and young adults; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in such efforts.

December 18, 2015

Prescription For Disaster

Increasing numbers of teens are using prescription and over-the-counter medications to get high. Many parents and caregivers don’t know enough about this problem, and many teens don’t understand the dangers. Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine is a guide that helps parents and caregivers understand and identify the medications teens are abusing. An invaluable resource for parents and caregivers, Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine presents prescription drug basics, includes information about commonly abused prescription drugs, lists steps parents and caregivers can take to keep their teens drug free, and more.

October 31, 2012



Phoenix, Arizona

The DEA Phoenix Tactical Diversion Squad (TDS) was established in March 2009.

The TDS’ are based in Phoenix and Tucson--Criminal and Regulatory Groups made up of DEA Special Agents, DEA Diversion Investigators, DEA Analysts and other Federal, State and Local Task Force Officers.

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