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The use of Vicodin, a highly addictive prescription pain reliever that can be used to get high, has tumbled significantly among 12th graders over the past four years. So has the misuse of all Rx opioids among 12th graders despite high opioid overdose rates among adults.

www.justthinktwice.gov

Surveys of teens repeatedly show that parents can make an enormous difference in influencing their children's perceptions of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drug use.

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde

https://www.samhsa.gov/

Marijuana is linked to school failure. Marijuana's negative effects on attention, memory, and learning can last for days and sometimes weeks.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens. Feb 16, 2017

93% of Coalitions are effective at reducing population-level substance abuse problems.

CADCA.ORG, 2016

Marijuana is linked to school failure. Marijuana's negative effects on attention, memory, and learning can last for days and sometimes weeks.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens. Feb 16, 2017

A nationwide study of deadly crashes found that 36.9 percent of drivers who tested positive for drugs had used marijuana.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens/some-things-to-think-about

About 570,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to drug use. 440,000 related to tobacco, 85,000 due to alcohol, 20,000 due to illicit drugs, and 20,000 due to prescription  drug abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA, 2013

Nearly 70% of 8th graders perceive alcoholic beverages as “fairly easy” or “very easy” to get.

https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/psa/factsheet.pdf

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