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New edition: Growing Up Drug Free

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the release of the updated edition of Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Substance Use Prevention, a publication jointly produced by DEA and the U.S Department of Education. The guide includes an overview of substance use among children, youth, and young adults; descriptions of some substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make children, youth, and young adults try alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, and protective factors that help offset those risks, along with suggestions for how to talk to young people about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 

The U.S. Department of Education is currently working on a Spanish version of the publication, and DEA is working toward obtaining print copies for distribution.