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Iceland Succeeds at Reversing Teenage Substance Abuse The U.S. Should Follow Suit

Harvey B. Milkman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Harvey B. Milkman, Ph.D.

Iceland may be the world's most progressive country at reducing teenage substance abuse. In the more than 4 decades that I have studied, researched an...

Courage to Speak's Drug Prevention Night Moves Audience to Tears

Katherine Du | Posted 10.11.2016 | Teen
Katherine Du

The slippery slope leading to drug addiction arose as a common theme at the community event. Katz described her son's transition from tobacco to "a sip of beer with friends" to marijuana and ultimately to heroin, and others voiced similar sentiments.

Innovating Drug Abuse Prevention

Jon Sundt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

I can't help but worry that the right ones won't get through all the noise.With social media exacerbating the glamorization of substance abuse in traditional media, how do we make sure positive messages still get through?

Is This Deadly Drug Becoming A Problem In Schools?

tv | Posted 09.17.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin "What have I become?" 23-year-old Andrew Jones asked his mom shortly before he died. "What's happened to me?" A star high school ath...

Keeping Family's Futures Bright for 2013

Susie Spain | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

Drug and alcohol prevention early on is truly and simply to keep family's futures bright

We Have a Problem

Zak Malamed | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Zak Malamed

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAn investment in equity in education is an investment in creating jobs. It is an investment in fighting the drug war. It is an investment in moving our country forward. It is an investment in America's comeback.

Talkin' About Chicago's Proposed Pot Ticket: The Kids Are Alright

Kathie Kane-Willis | Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago
Kathie Kane-Willis

The Chicago marijuana ordinance proposal was voted out of the public safety committee last Thursday. What will this mean for the parents, employees and residents of Chicago?

In Every Fairytale, Fable and Story

Susie Spain | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

In the closing of the 2012 school year, what is cool is that everybody seems less afraid. Parents are less afraid, kids are less afraid, schools are less afraid, and communities are optimistically becoming proactive in the drug and alcohol prevention education topic.

Is The War On Drugs A Lost Cause?

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

This 4/20, people around the country are gathering in public and in private to take part in the annual tradition of marijuana use. Thanks in part to a...

Not Your Father's Drug Prevention Program

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America will welcome more than 2,500 delegates from across the country for the 22nd Annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington. And they have a lot to show for their more than two-decades of work.

Quinn Cutting ALL Funding From Drug Treatment And Prevention

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The harsh reality of the budget cuts proposed by Illinois governor Pat Quinn will become very real for tens of thousands of residents, as the state pr...

Tackling Youth Drug Addiction In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veronica Colondam founded the nonprofit Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) to promote a healthy lifestyle, including drug prevention and HIV/Aids awaren...

The Deadly Ignorance of "Drug Warriors"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A person addicted to heroin needs the drug as much as a diabetic needs insulin. How he or she gets it is problematic, but until we legalize and tax heroin, we need outreach programs to alleviate suffering and save lives.