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2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the results of its annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which shows how people living in America reported about their experience with mental health conditions, substance use, and pursuit of treatment in 2021.

Announcing the You Can campaign relaunch!

The Department of Health (DOH) You Can campaign educates teens about the risks and consequences of using cannabis and increases protective factors that help teens resist using drugs. 

2021 Monitoring the Future Survey outcomes released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan conducts an annual survey completed by students in grades 8, 10 and 12. A subset of that group is tracked through adulthood. Their headline finding of the Monitoring the Future survey this year was that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults 19 to 30 years old reached all-time high in 2021. 
 
Other key findings for young adults from the press release include:

    Getting Candid toolkit aids

    Conversations with youth about health behaviors, especially substance use, can be challenging for even the most experienced providers. With increasing need and concern about youth substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing created a comprehensive toolkit and message guide about substance use prevention.

    Cannabis concentrate research

    The University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) has published a statement and report on cannabis concentrations and related health risks. More information can be found on the ADAI website

    M-VAPE Density Survey - submit by October 5

    This toolkit is for the revised M-VAPE Survey (2020 Neighborhood Density Survey of Youth Exposure to Marijuana/CBD, Vapor, and Glass Shop Products and Messaging).

    Attached is the M-VAPE Density Survey tool kit for everything you may need to participate in the M-VAPE Survey Project, including

    New Resource - Reducing Vaping among Youth and Young Adults

    This new SAMHSA guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

    Download the publication from here
     

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