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Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website ( )  or by clicking on the following link:

You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

Department of Health collecting 420 motivations for why teens don't use marijuana

The Washington State Department of Health is promoting a social media strategy to counter the 420 subculture movement this year. We need your help collecting 420 reasons why our Washington youth are not using marijuana! Responses will be compiled and shared weekly throughout the month of April on the You Can Facebook and Instagram pages—and made available for partners to share.

To participate, encourage youth to submit the attached form explaining either:

NASADAD releases overview of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) is pleased to announce the release of an Overview of and Recommendations Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

The overview:

2019 Monitoring the Future data shows increase in youth marijuana vaping

The 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) data, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that youth marijuana vaping is becoming more prevalent. In particular, "After remaining mostly stable for many years, daily use of marijuana went up significantly since 2018 among eighth and 10th graders–now at 1.3% and 4.8% respectively." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows increase in driving under the influence of marijuana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released results from a study showing an increase in driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. The study found that, "During 2018, approximately 12 million (4.7%) U.S.

New publications released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration focused on pregnant women and young adults

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the following publications:

Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.