Prescription drug misuse is a complex public health problem. Discover resources for addressing the misuse of prescription medication.
Drugs & Alcohol
Binge drinking is a serious but preventable public health problem, associated with serious risks, multiple chronic diseases and even death. Find out about public health interventions and resources to reduce binge drinking.
Alcohol is the top preventable cause of birth defects, yet many birthing parents drink during pregnancy. This guide explains the risks of drinking while pregnant.
Each year, there are more than one million drug possession arrests in the United States, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Some public health professionals argue that the criminal justice method to address drug use is not effective in fixing the problem. Instead, they suggest an alternative solution that focuses less on punishment of the individual and more on their health—the decriminalization of drugs.
More states are legalizing medical and recreational cannabis markets. This guide can help you have informed conversations around cannabis as its proliferation grows.
Seeking support for addiction recovery can be difficult in a pandemic. These tips can help people struggling with addiction find peer mentors and sponsors.
To understand the health risks associated with vaping and to follow through with the decision to quit e-cigarettes and other nicotine products, teenagers need tools and assistance. Read the following resources that can provide guidance to teenagers, as well as parents, family members, and educators who support them.