Thursday, June 27, 2019

In the News: National Survey Highlights Parents' Role in Protecting Teens From Substance Use

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Featured News: National Survey Highlights Parents’ Role in Protecting Teens From Substance Use
Parents of adolescents can play a valuable role in protecting their teens from substance use, a new national survey by Center on Addiction finds. Read More
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Lawyers for Local Governments Unveil Proposal for Settling Opioid Lawsuits
Lawyers for local governments suing pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors and pharmacy chains over the opioid epidemic have announced a proposed settlement, NPR reports. Read More
San Francisco Takes Step to Ban All Sales of E-Cigarettes
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously voted to ban all sales of e-cigarettes. The measure is designed to reduce underage vaping, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Read More
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Colorado and Washington See Increase in Teen Use of Potent Marijuana
Colorado and Washington, the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana, are seeing an increase in teen use of highly potent marijuana, The Washington Post reports. Read More
15 Million People Drive Within an Hour of Using Marijuana: Survey
A new survey suggests 14.8 million people have driven within an hour of using marijuana in the past month. Most impairment occurs within one to four hours of using the drug, HealthDay reports. Read More
Suicide Rate Among Teens and Young Adults at Highest Point Since 2000
The suicide rate among teens and young adults ages 15 to 24 is at its highest point since 2000, according to a new study. The rate increased the most among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men. Read More
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