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Drugs of Abuse

Drugs of Abuse (2017) - 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.”

 

Book titled Growing
                                  up Drug-Free: A Parent’s
                                  Guide to Prevention
                                  (2012)

Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention (2017) - DEA partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to update this publication that was last revised in 2012. This 40-page booklet offers information to help parents and other caregivers raise drug-free children. The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention Spanish Version (2017)

 

Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults

Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & 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.

Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults Spanish Version (2017)

 

Infographic-Marijuana Use and Prescription Drug Use Among College Students

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.

 

Chasing the Dragon Study Guide for Educators

Chasing the Dragon Study Guide for Educators The DEA and FBI have worked with educators to create a study guide to supplement the documentary, Chasing the Dragon:  The Life of an Opiate Addict."  The enclosed guide is intended to help stimulate thoughtful and honest dialogue about this epidemic. Through these conversations, we hope to prevent additional students from becoming victims.

How Teens Abuse Medicine (Third Edition)

Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine (Third Edition) 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.

 

Book titled Growing
                                  up Drug-Free: A Parent’s
                                  Guide to Prevention
                                  (2012)

Marijuana Concentrates also known as “THC Extractions” (2014) – a six panel, two-sided pamphlet that provides information on the dangers of marijuana concentrates. The pamphlet also describes the common street names, how it is abused, and the dangers of converting marijuana into marijuana concentrates using the butane extraction process.

Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Facilitator Guide (2011)

Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Facilitator Guide (2011) - The Facilitator Guide for "Get It Straight, The Facts About Drugs is to be used in conjunction with the GIS to support the implementation of various teen activities for the instructor to implement. It includes these components for each topic in the Student Guide: overview, learning outcomes, time needed, key terms, advance preparation, facilitation notes, integrating other subject areas, and additional study. The publications can be used in various settings, e.g., student health classes, afterschool programs, faith-based youth groups, and youth service programs to provide accurate information on some of the most common drugs and the consequences of drug use.

 

Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Student Guide (2011)

Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Student Guide (2011) - The Drug Enforcement Administration and Boys and Girls Clubs of America collaborated to write and produce a publication on drugs that targets middle school youth, entitled, "Get It Straight" (GIS), The Facts About Drugs - Student Guide. GIS is an informative, interactive program designed to help younger teens expose common myths about drugs and learn the truth about drugs. The Guide includes information on cough medicine, over-the-counter drugs, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, inhalants, marijuana, K2/spice, alcohol and tobacco, consequences of drug use, reasons why teens use drugs, peers, media and other influences, making good personal decisions, and drug prevention resources.

 

DEA Brochures

 

Drug Fact Cards - DEA developed 6 drug fact cards on marijuana, DXM, MDMA (Molly), Heroin, and K2/Spice for teens and adults to download. The cards are 2-sided, 3x8 inches.

DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About DMX DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About Heroin DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About K-2 Spice DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About Marijuana DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About MDMA DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About MDMA

 

DEA Brochures

 

Drug Fact Cards (College Series) - The DEA developed various fact cards on drug abuse among college students.

DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About DMX DEA Brochure: What  You Should Know About Heroin

 

Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization (2010)

Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization (2010) - The booklet, Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization, (2010) is designed to dispel the inaccuracies about drug legalization and present accurate information on legalization, drug policy and drug abuse. The booklet is divided in two main sections: Popular Myths About Drug Legalization and Summary of the Top 10 Facts on Legalization. Some of the topics include: a balanced approach of prevention, enforcement and treatment; smoked marijuana; crime, violence and drug use; and nonviolent drug users and treatment. The information is presented in a bulleted format, to provide specific points on the most common myths and facts about drugs and drug abuse. The Endnotes are located in the last chapter of the 65-page booklet.

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