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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:

    Alcohol Fact Sheet (August 2022)

    National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

    Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

    The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website (https://pttcnetwork.org/ )  or by clicking on the following link: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/pandemic-response-resources

    You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

    Prevention Plus Wellness Youth and Teacher Resources

    Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.

    Physical Activity’s Role in Youth Substance Use and Mental Health

    Introduction

    The US Department of Health and Human Services has recommended youth ages 6-17 years old get 60 minutes or more of combined moderate and vigorous physical activity each day.

    Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

    We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.

    Introduction

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