Problem Drinking Prevention

When a Loved One is Abusing Drugs/Alcohol: Resources for Youth and Young Adults

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.

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Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings

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 […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention

2014 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

2014 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

Related: PGAD 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 View: Last Year’s Event Photos on Facebook |   About Awareness Day September 29 has been  by Governor Kitzhaber and Secretary of State Kate Brown as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon. On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann took his own […]

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Other Drug Prevention

Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

E-cigarette Use Among Youth http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html E-cigarette Poisonings http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm Vaporized: E-cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth http://legacyforhealth.org/content/download/4542/63436/version/1/file/LEG-Vaporized-E-cig_Report-May2014.pdf E-cigarettes: Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/CDSummaryNewsletter/ E-cigarettes and Secondhand Aerosol http://no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigarette-secondhand-aerosol.pdf E-cigarettes – Americans for Nonsmokers Rights http://no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=645 US State & Local Laws Regulating Use of E-cigarettes http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf FDA’s E-cigarette Webpage http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm E-cigarettes – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids […]

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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

Marijuana and Youth

Marijuana and Youth

| September 25, 2014

What parents need to know about today’s marijuana: Is marijuana more potent? It’s definitely more potent. The average potency of THC in marijuana is more than 3 times more potent than the marijuana of 20 years ago. Source: Mehmedic et al. (2010). Potency trends of D9-THC and other cannabinoids in confiscated cannabis preparations from 1993 […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

| September 8, 2014

Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer in Oregon, but it doesn’t have to be. The 5 year survival rate for local stage diagnosis is 90%, yet only 38% of colorectal cancers in Oregon are diagnosed at this stage. In fact, according to Oregon BRFSS 2010-2011, only 59% of Oregonians 50 years […]

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Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources

| August 29, 2014

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 […]

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