U.S. Surgeon General Declares E-cigarette Use Among Youth an Epidemic, December 18, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory about the the dangers of electronic cigarette use among U.S. teenagers. The advisory was prompted by the latest statistics on vaping among youths, which found e-cigarette use among high school students has increased dramatically in the past year. The advisory called on parents and teachers to educate themselves about the variety of e-cigarettes and to talk with children about their dangers.
Dr. Tammy Anderson Featured in Delaware News Journal on opioid epidemic in Delaware, November, 02, 2018
Delaware News Journal features a story about Dr. Tammy Anderson ’s discussion with News Journal journalist Brittany Horn on the opioid epidemic in Delaware. Dr. Anderson introduces an online, interactive map launched by The Center for Drug and Health Studies. Users of the map can identify areas that have high concentration of overdose deaths for the past 5 years.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Releases 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes, September, 12, 2018
The Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes brings together the latest data available on the drug overdose epidemic in America, including opioid prescribing patterns, and various health behaviors and outcomes such as drug use and nonfatal overdoses and deaths.
The Center for Drug and Health Studies at University of Delaware Lauched ArcGIS to Provide Information on Teenager Risks and Protective Factors in Delaware
This interactive map is designed to highlight protective factors and substance use rates among teenagers in Delaware. Using the Delaware School Survey data, past month rates of alcohol use, marijuana use, and past year rates of prescription pain killer use are displayed by zip codes. Organizations can use this heat map to help identify areas that have higher concentration of substance use and to identify gaps in services. For parents, this map highlights resources and programs to benefit their families.
DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, October 23, 2017
2017 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs. This reports highlights the scope and magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis, and the prevalence of drug abuse issues on other types of drugs as well.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issued latest World Drug Report, June 22, 2017
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2017 World Drug Report earlier this summer. This report consists of five booklets: a summary report and policy implications; supply, use, and health consequences; cultivation, production, and consumption of plant-based drugs; an extended analysis of the global synthetic drug market; and discussion of the drug problem, organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption, and terrorism.
SAMHSA Releases New National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use including including opioids (both prescription pain relievers and heroin), and the prevalence of mental health issues such as mental illness, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
Interim Report: Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, July 2017
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis published its interim report. It included recommendations the President can take to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, to prevent deaths and provide more accessible and informed methods of treatment for addiction.