drug use


A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families

Sche'lang’en Village, which opened in 2017, is a housing development that preserves Native American families by providing support and opportunities for transformational life changes.


Pregnant Moms Face Generations of Poverty and Addiction in New Mexico

The rate of drug-exposed newborns is spiking across New Mexico, as are entries into the foster care system. Is there a link?  While being examined by a gynecologist, a pregnant Doralee Urban did her utmost to keep calm and hide the track marks dotting her arms and neck.


Western States Face Spikes in Drug Use, Foster Care

Last August at a campaign stop, President Donald Trump made the opioid crisis part of the dismal portrait of America he purported to change. “We’re going to take all of these kids … that are totally addicted and they can’t break it,” he promised at a Columbus, Ohio, town hall meeting.

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Two Major Juvenile Research Ventures Point to Drug Treatment

Last week, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention published some findings about the persistence of mental health problems among juveniles who were detained at Cook County’s detention center (Chicago area).


Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines

This document provides a blueprint on implementing evidence-based practices in family drug court services. With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Children and Family Futures partnered with leading drug court organizations and practitioners to synthesize the results of a national review of family drug court policies and practices, and relevant research literature.


DrugFacts: High School and Youth Trends

Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and related attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. Following are facts and statistics about youth substance use from the 2013 MTF report.