Emerging Trends in Youth Substance Use: How to Distinguish Evidence and Hype

Parent Action on Drugs recently presented a webinar on Emerging Trends in Youth Substance Use: How to Distinguish Evidence and Hype examined the influence of media-driven information and how to distinguish the facts. Parent Action on Drugs examined the research and considered what is significant in contributing to youth risk, and how policy, educational messaging and community action can use credible information to mitigate risk. The particular topics focused on included high caffeine energy drinks – and their combination with alcohol, the effects of youth exposure to mixed media, new research on cannabis and youth, and the intersection of these with adolescent brain development.

Read a recap of the webinar or view the recording here.

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