HTH 3533: Drugs and Health (Quackenbush)

Readings and Sources for Prof. Quackenbush's HTH 3533 course.

Drug Use Prevention

Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Infamous Public Service Announcement (PSA) Videos:

Florida Sheriff's Warning to Heroin Dealers

Florida sheriff taunts heroin dealers, telling them to "run" [Provided by Lake County Sheriff's Office]

Partnership for a Drug Free America "Brain on Drugs"


Debi Austin "Voice Box" - Tabacco Free CA

In this ad from 1996, Debi Austin discusses her struggle to quit smoking even after having her larynx removed due to a tobacco-related cancer diagnosis. The making of the ad prompted her to quit smoking and tell her story to thousands of children and adults around California. Sadly, Debi passed away in February 2013 after courageously battling multiple tobacco-related cancers for over 20 years.

Vintage Star Wars C-3PO R2-D2 Smoking PSA Commercial 


keepin' it REAL - For Kids, By Kids

Keepin' it REAL is a drug-resistance-skills training curriculum based on interviews with thousands of teens. The program gives youth several options for getting out of potentially dangerous situations and empowers them to make good decisions. The keepin' it REAL program is the recipient of Penn State University Outreach's 2010 Community Engagement and Scholarship Award.