Problem Drinking Prevention

Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 years of age.

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Suicide Prevention

Help a friend

Help a friend

Friends can make all the difference. Learn the signs of depression and suicide. Warning signs of depression & suicide may include: Prolonged mood & behavior changes Feeling hopeless or no sense of purpose Withdrawing from friends, family Reckless behavior Change in appetite or sleep patterns Anger/irritability Anxiety/agitation Talking or writing about death, suicide Seeking access to […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention

2014 Video Contest Results Are In!  And First Place Goes to….

2014 Video Contest Results Are In! And First Place Goes to….

Results are in! Votes for Claire, Josiah and Justin have been recorded and the official count is in. Final votes are below. Congratulations to Justin Crowe!  Crowe gets the GoPro!  Claire Chong will be awarded a $100 gift card to the University of Oregon bookstore, and Josiah Dawley will be awarded a $50 Target gift card. […]

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Other Drug Prevention

Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

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 […]

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Healthy Families

Tips for a Healthy Baby

Tips for a Healthy Baby

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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Other Recent Posts

8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| April 11, 2014

There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges […]

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Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes

| April 2, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that allow users to mimic the act of smoking a cigarette while inhaling nicotine.  Instead of smoke burning from tobacco, users inhale vapor consisting of nicotine, flavor additives, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes send the wrong message to our youth and young adults, and give a false impression that they […]

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Community Perceptions Health Survey: Request for Solicitations by 4/18/14

Community Perceptions Health Survey: Request for Solicitations by 4/18/14

| March 20, 2014

Lane County, Oregon Solicitation: WRITTEN QUOTATIONS – Community Perceptions Health Survey DEPARTMENT:      Health & Human Services DIVISION:               Public Health PROGRAM:            Prevention CONTRACT PERIOD:  Request for services, April, 2014 through October, 2014 (County reserves the right to negotiate for subsequent services with the selected vendor for a period not to exceed four years from the […]

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