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National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week will take place May 12 through 18, 2019.
Barely a week goes by without legal highs, binge drinking, or the latest celebrity rehab hitting the headlines.
But have you ever wondered what the facts are behind drug and addiction news stories?
The media plays a major role in public life, influencing citizens’ focus of attention and providing many of the facts and opinions that shape perspectives on topics of the day. Studies that analyze media influences on policy making have had mixed results on whether the media does actually influence public policy.
New research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs supports evidence that alcohol adverts influence underage drinking.
Up to 50% of children who try tobacco cigarettes for the first time are likely to become regular smokers within three years. At the same time, experimentation with e-cigarettes is increasing. It is now more common for 11- to 15-year-olds in England, for example, to have tried an e-cigarette than a regular cigarette.