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Prevention education: Saying more than just “no”

As the opioid epidemic roils communities and the popularity of vaping is leading to hospitalizations and even deaths, our nation’s schools are feeling the impact. While the half-century-old “War on Drugs” has not always been consistently or fairly fought, there are signs that something is working, at least with adolescents.

The University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future study found that today’s teens are consuming far fewer substances than their 90’s counterparts and regular use of illicit drugs among students has fallen.

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