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Health Effects of Marijuana

| December 1, 2015
Health Effects of Marijuana

We still have a lot to learn about the physical and mental effects of using marijuana, but we do know that marijuana may be harmful to some people. Research shows that marijuana use may have a variety of health and social effects on an individual, particularly on heart, respiratory, and mental health. Similar to alcohol, the negative […]

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Daily Fantasy Sports, Beyond the Lawsuits: Facts, Fantasy, and What You Should Know

| October 9, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports, Beyond the Lawsuits: Facts, Fantasy, and What You Should Know

If you’ve been following any sports lately, you’ve almost surely seen or heard an ad for DraftKings or FanDuel. Daily fantasy sports (referred to by many as DFS) is a multibillion dollar industry—and it’s only getting bigger (if you don’t know how these games/contests work, there’s  a nice run-down in this “Daily Fantasy Sports  for Dummies” article). So what’s the […]

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Megan Prehm

| September 30, 2015
Megan Prehm

Professional Practices Program Intern University of Oregon, Family & Human Services Contact: [email protected] Supervisor Contact: Julie Hynes Megan Prehm graduated from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College and the Family and Human Services program. During her year-long internship with us, she worked closely with Prevention team members around tobacco, marijuana, and problem gambling, as well as […]

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2015 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 28, 2015
2015 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

Related: PGAD 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 September 2015 Marks the 20th Anniversary of Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon 2015 Governor’s Proclamation Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed September 29, 2015 as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon. How to get involved: Tuesday, September 29: “Out of Luck” […]

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Tobacco Cessation Resources

| September 16, 2015
Tobacco Cessation Resources

Tools for Clinicians Working with Tobacco-using Patients Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual: Build a better office system – Guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians Addressing Tobacco Through Organizational Change: A 10-step model – Developed by the University of Massachusetts to help organizations address tobacco use at a systemic level. Using the fax referral service […]

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Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

| September 10, 2015
Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

What these things are, and why you should care What is “sizzurp”? “Sizzurp,” “purple drank,” “Texas tea,” “Dirty Sprite” and “lean” are common names for prescription or over-the-counter cough syrups which are commonly mixed with soda and/or candy. Key ingredients usually include prescription codeine (an opiate) and/or promethazine (an antihistamine), but can also be over-the-counter […]

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Lane County Health Attitudes Survey

| August 20, 2015
Lane County Health Attitudes Survey

Introduction Lane County’s Health & Human Services has commissioned a survey of adult residents seven times over the last 16 years. The survey’s purpose is to look at attitudes related to a variety of health issues and risk behaviors with health implications. Because of changing health concerns and new issues, such as smokeless tobacco, Lane […]

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Workplace Gambling Policies

| July 30, 2015
Workplace Gambling Policies

Following are some sample recommended workplace policies for government agencies. Special thanks to Iowa Department of Public Health and Marion County Health Department.  Sample 1 (Credit: Iowa Department of Public Health) XYZ Corporation, Inc. (the Company) intends to help provide a gambling-free work environment for our clients and our employees. The Company believes gambling during work […]

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‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: 2015 Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies Conference

| July 22, 2015
‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: 2015 Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies Conference

Welcome to participants of the  2015 NWIAS (Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies) Conference! The slides for the July 22 workshop, “‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Youth and those in Addictions Recovery,” are below. Please contact Julie ([email protected]) if you have any questions! Here are some supplementary articles you might find interesting: Screen Addiction […]

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Workplace Mental Health

| June 25, 2015
Workplace Mental Health

Employee mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe and productive workplace.  Key to achieving this is creating a workplace environment that promotes mental wellness, supports employees’ efforts to maintain their mental health, and encourages help-seeking when needed. Unfortunately, 60% of Americans cited work as very/somewhat significant […]

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