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  • Prescription For Disaster (posted 11/15/2018)

    increasing numbers of teens are using prescription and over-the-counter medications to get high. Many parents and caregivers don’t know enough about this problem, and many teens don’t understand the dangers. Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine is a guide that helps parents and caregivers understand and identify the medications teens are abusing. An invaluable resource for parents and caregivers, Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine presents prescription drug basics, includes information about commonly abused prescription drugs, lists steps parents and caregivers can take to keep their teens drug free, and more.
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  • FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores (posted 11/15/2018)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
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  • Anti-Drug Campaign Launches Targeting Youth: Facing Addiction (posted 10/5/2018)

    ELKS Drug Awareness Program and the DEA partnered up with SMOSH again, for another powerful & emotionally driven campaign to bring awareness to the effects of drugs and what they will take away through the organization's digital and social anti-drug campaign.
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  • Anti-Drug Campaign Launches Targeting Youth: What Wouldn’t You Give up for Drugs? (posted 10/4/2017)

    The ELKS Drug Awareness Program and the DEA have partnered with SMOSH, a widely popular digital comedy youth-targeted site for a powerful & emotionally driven campaign to bring awareness to the long-term effects of drugs through the organization’s very first digital and social anti-drug campaign.
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  • DEA has released a Publication - Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth and Young Adults (posted 8/30/2017)

    The DEA is especially concerned about marijuana use and its negative consequences among youth and young adults. This publication provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among this population; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in your efforts.
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  • New Drug Education Publication from DEA and Department of Education (posted 8/30/2017)

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Outreach Section is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention. DEA partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to update this publication that was last revised in 2012. This 40-page booklet offers information to help parents and other caregivers raise drug-free children. The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
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  • DEA launches website to target college drug use (posted 8/30/2017)

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration today launched CampusDrugPrevention.gov, a new website focused on preventing and addressing college drug use
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  • DEA & Discovery Education: Operation Prevention (posted 8/30/2017)

    Kick Start Lifesaving Conversations in Your Classroom There is a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. To combat this, Discovery Education and the DEA have joined forces to bring you Operation Prevention, a education program for middle and high school classrooms which aims to educate students, using science, about the impacts of these drugs.
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  • Drug Awareness Videos (posted 7/20/2016)

    Check out our new DAP Media Gallery, featuring videos from Ray Lozano.
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  • Download the DAP Logo (posted 7/14/2016)

    Download the Elks Drug Awareness Program Logo in JPG format.
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  • The suburbs are the latest battleground for heroin. Can this video game-like software help save lives? (posted 9/3/2015)

    a new interactive software program being used in the suburbs of Chicago to teach middle school and high school kids about heroin. Chris and Alex are fictional, but Alex’s story is based on the real life of Bill Patrianakos, a high school honor student who grew up in a middle-class suburb outside Chicago and enrolled in a pre-med program his first year of college.
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  • DEA Announces GetSmartAboutDrugs.com (posted 9/11/2014)

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announces the launch of the all new GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, the website for parents, educators, and caregivers.
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