Friday, February 15, 2013

SAMHSA's Blog Update: Reaching Youth with Prevention Messaging

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02/14/2013 05:27 PM EST
By Frances M. Harding, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
According to a recent report from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/NSDUH099b/sr099b-trends-prevention-messages.htm), between the early 2000s and 2011, fewer adolescents were exposed to drug or alcohol use prevention messages in the past year through media and school sources.  In fact, in 2011, 25 percent of adolescents did not receive prevention messages through media or school sources and 40 percent of adolescents did not talk with their parents about the dangers of substance use. Adolescents are subjected to influences ...
02/14/2013 05:23 PM EST
By Frances M. Harding, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
A youth’s perception of risks associated with substance use is an important determinant of whether he or she engages in substance use. A recent SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health report (http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/NSDUH099a/sr099a-risk-perception-trends.pdf) surfaced several important perceptions among adolescents aged 12 to 17. Binge drinking can be categorized as having five or more alcoholic drinks once or twice a week. The good news is that the percentage of adolescents who perceived great risk from binge alcohol use has increased from 38.2 ..

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