Problem Drinking Prevention

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

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 […]

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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

MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine — say that three times fast!), more commonly known as “ecstasy” and “molly,” is a synthetic drug that has both  hallucinogenic and  stimulant effects. We’ve heard a lot about ecstasy and rave culture…but what exactly is the drug, and what are its effects? It typically is in a tablet, and can be taken as a pill […]

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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

Current Conditions in Lane County Youth: Making the Connections with Prevention & Juvenile Justice

| December 19, 2014

Presentation to the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee of the Public Safety Coordinating Council, 12/19/14 [View as PDF] Some Data Sources: Lane County’s Epidemiological Data on Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Oregon Student Wellness Survey – Lane County DHS County Quick Facts Lane County Tobacco Fact Sheet Status of Oregon’s Children County Data Book Vital Statistics: County […]

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Upcoming Good Behavior Game Trainings

Upcoming Good Behavior Game Trainings

| September 30, 2014

If you are interested in using the Good Behavior Game in your classroom, we would like to pay for elementary school teachers in your district to attend a one day training. The Good Behavior Game training will be October 8 &9 from 9am-4pm at Lane ESD You will receive PDUs for attending this training! Lane […]

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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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