Drugs & Alcohol

What Is Binge Drinking and Who’s at Risk?

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.

The Decriminalization of Drugs and Public Health

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.

Calling It Quits: Resources for Teenagers on Vaping and Nicotine Cessation

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.