Electronic cigarettes, little cigars, smokeless products, sweet candy flavors, and new products designed to hide addiction in plain sight. The next generation of dangerous and deceptive tobacco products is here and doesn’t look anything like a pack of cigarettes.
SAMHSA’s national youth substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action to prevent underage drinking and other substance use.
Research shows that parents have the most influence on whether or not their child chooses to drink alcohol or use drugs. Parent Up encourages parents to use this influence! When parents CARE, CONNECT, COMMUNICATE and pay CAREFUL ATTENTION, the likelihood of your child engaging in substance use decreases. These actions provide no guarantee, but if implemented consistently and with intention, the likelihood of your child engaging in substance use is much lower.
Find up to date Missouri Student Survey data here to better understand substance use in your area.
Helpful Opioid Resources
The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. The Public Safety Alert coincides with the launch of DEA’s One Pill Can Kill Public Awareness Campaign to educate the public of the dangers of counterfeit pills and urges all Americans to take only medications prescribed by a medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. We created this digital social media campaign to encourage the use of social media to help raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal drug networks in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate prescription pills, and are killing unsuspecting Americans at an unprecedented rate. Help us increase awareness of the dangers of counterfeit pills by retweeting/sharing posts from @DEAHQ and our DEA Fiel
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With a population around half a million, opioids have scarred Dayton. In 2017, 577 accidental overdose deaths were recorded, a fourfold increase since 2010 and one of the highest per capita rates nationally. Police departments, emergency rooms and morgues were overwhelmed. The crisis spurred county health officials, city authorities, community groups and law enforcement agencies to cooperate like never before. In 2016 the Community Overdose Action Team (Coat) was created.