Parents, educators, community members and youth should have accurate information about drugs and be knowledgeable about current drug trends.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, approved for treating severe pain. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. However, illegally made fentanyl is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often mixed with other drugs —with or without the user’s knowledge—to increase its euphoric effects. For information on Fentanyl, visit the sites listed below.
Quick Facts on the Risks of E-Cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Get the Facts - Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) and Similar Vapor Products
Electronic Cigarettes - Get the facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes. (CDC)
Tobacco and E-Cigarettes Infograph - provided by the NYS Department of Health
Teachers and Parents: That USB Stick Might Be an E-cigarette infograph. (CDC)
Information for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers - E-cigarettes shaped like a USB Flashdrive. (CDC)
Talk with your teen about E-cigarettes - A Tip Sheet for Parents. (CDC)
Electronic Cigarettes - What's the Bottom Line Infograph (CDC)
Cigarrillos electrónicos ¿Cuál es la conclusión? (CDC)
Youth Vaping Risks - Print Materials provided by the FDA
Click Here to view a four-minute animated YouTube video for Parents, Teachers and Students on Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping.
Stanford Medicine, Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is an educational resource that can be adapted to fit the individual needs of educators and students in all types of settings, including elementary, middle and high schools; community-based organizations; and health-related agencies.
Stanford Medicine, Be On the Lookout Flyer
Stanford Medicine, Don't Inhale Flyer
People abuse drugs for many reasons, click the link above for information on "Understanding Drug Use and Addiction Drug Facts".
NIDA – Commonly Abused Drugs Charts
In the charts, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule indicates the drug’s acceptable medical use and its potential for abuse or dependence.