Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]
It’s not your fault! You are NOT the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior. You can’t change or control anyone but yourself. You don’t have to accept their drinking/drug use, but can still love the person with the problem. They need help. You can build a good and healthy life for yourself, whether the alcoholic still drinks or not.
Featured Event Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences November 4-6, 2014 | Eugene, OR Conference goals: Increase understanding about mental wellness: the connection to our overall health Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): the cutting-edge research, impacts on adult health, and effective strategies to reduce ACEs Reflect on our work Apply […]
Understanding Addictions Slides from Class – Disordered Gambling – June 18, 2014 The slides below include what we discussed in class and, as noted, provide additional content for your reference. Questions or comments? Contact me. Best wishes in all you do! Problem Gambling: Understanding Addictions View more presentations from Lane County Prevention Program Side info: […]
E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, and therefore are not subject to U.S tobacco laws. This means that e-cigarettes can be purchased by anyone, without proof of age. Because of this, e-cigarettes may be appealing to children and teens, encouraging nicotine addiction among young people. Multiple e-cigarette manufactures sell their products online. Given the online presence of […]
After your baby is born: Breastfeed your baby if possible–breastfeeding is best for your baby Keep your home smoke-free Spend time holding, loving and cuddling your baby Check to be sure your baby’s car seat is properly secured in the back seat Keep all your well-baby checkups For more information, check out these resources and talk with your healthcare […]
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Following are some resources we hope you will find helpful for substance abuse prevention. Resources with the icon are located in Oregon. Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) The purpose of CAPT is to assist states, jurisdictions, and community-based prevention programs to apply scientifically-defensible strategies in their efforts to prevent substance abuse. Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies […]