2014 Monitoring the Future Survey Results Youth use of alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs are steadily declining, but e-cigarette use is high and the perception that marijuana is harmful is low, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, released by the National Institute on Drug...

All too often we’re hearing the story of another star athlete, college-bound, honor-roll student who made a poor decision to use synthetic marijuana and ended up dead or severely impaired. It’s time we educate ourselves and loved ones about the dangers of synthetic marijuana. The basics of...

Welcome to the Next Step Community Solutions Blog! If you are familiar with our services, or have looked around the website, you know the majority of our work is in substance abuse prevention. We have three coalitions that cover 13 East Texas counties and use evidence-based...