Prevention Lane http://www.preventionlane.org at Lane County Public Health Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable http://www.preventionlane.org/pgsconference http://www.preventionlane.org/pgsconference#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:57:30 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9456 2014 Oregon Problem Gambling Services Conference Welcome to participants of the 2014 Oregon Problem Gambling Services conference! We hope you had a great conference experience. . This presentation examines the rapidly-shifting world of technology that has outpaced even many experts’ abilities to keep up. From video games to social network gaming, we look into recent trends with […]

The post ‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
2014 Oregon Problem Gambling Services Conference

Welcome to participants of the 2014 Oregon Problem Gambling Services conference! We hope you had a great conference experience. . This presentation examines the rapidly-shifting world of technology that has outpaced even many experts’ abilities to keep up. From video games to social network gaming, we look into recent trends with regard to online and mobile technology and play, and how the lines has become blurred between traditional “games” and gambling. including the examination of various parallels with gambling and gambling disorders. And we aren’t just stuck in the problem: we talk about practical and evidence-based tips and tools that aim at protecting, and advocating for, vulnerable populations – with a special focus on youth and those in addictions recovery.

Following are the slides (with clickable links included for references) as well as handouts. Keep in mind that these presentations are Creative Commons copyrighted, so please do contact us for materials. We are happy to share resources.

Click here for a PDF print-friendly version

Tips recommended during the presentation (thank you!):

Bonus: “Exposure to Free-Play Modes in Simulated Online Gaming Increases Risk-Taking in Monetary Gambling.”  Journal of Gambling Studies

 

The post ‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/pgsconference/feed 0
Upcoming Good Behavior Game Trainings http://www.preventionlane.org/good-behavior-game-trainings http://www.preventionlane.org/good-behavior-game-trainings#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:03:29 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9439 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 […]

The post Upcoming Good Behavior Game Trainings appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
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 County Public Health will pay for each classroom teacher to have their own set of ‘Good Behavior Game’ materials, a $200 value.

If you would like to register, please follow these links (please only register for days that you need to attend – space is limited):

There are some funds to cover subs. For information regarding having a substitute paid for or if you have any questions, please contact Marieke (“Mo”) Young at marieke.young@co.lane.or.us or (541) 682-3817.

The post Upcoming Good Behavior Game Trainings appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/good-behavior-game-trainings/feed 0
2014 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon http://www.preventionlane.org/problem-gambling-awareness-day http://www.preventionlane.org/problem-gambling-awareness-day#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:49:31 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/pgad/ 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 […]

The post 2014 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
Related: PGAD 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005

View: Last Year’s Event Photos on Facebook |  Governor's Proclamation

About Awareness Day

September 29 has been proclaimed 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 life. He left behind a family full of grief, sadness, and a lot of questions. His sister, Ronda Hatefi, became increasingly bothered by something Bobby had said in the note he left behind. He wrote he “felt like a ghost.” Many problem gamblers voice a similar statement. In 1995 there were not a lot of places for a problem gambler to go. Since his death, treatment and outreach for gambling has grown.

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/2m_APnpy77A?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

In the forefront of the movement to bring awareness to the public is Ronda Hatefi. She is the founder of Oregonians for Gambling Awareness Organization (OGAO). Her hope is to strengthen the message that “gambling can become an addiction and if it does, there is hope and help.” She does not want another family to suffer the devastation of problem gambling that has impacted hers.

Each year since Bobby’s death, she has petitioned the Oregon Governor to proclaim September 29 as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day. For 18 years her request has been honored and, by doing so, Bobby’s life has been honored. It is the anniversary of his birth. His death has become a day of hope for those hurting and suffering in silence.

Like other addictions, the compulsion to gamble can become the main priority of a person’s life. When this happens the emotional and financial upheavals are devastating. Often, the family is just as impacted by this devastation as the gambler. According to prevalence studies conducted by the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, problem gambling affects approximately 80,000 adult Oregonians. For those entering treatment last year, the Oregon Health Authority estimates their combined debt related to gambling at more than $31 million.

In Oregon, treatment for problem gamblers and their loved ones is free and confidential and provided through Oregon Lottery revenues; those interested in seeking help may call the 24-hour help line at 1-877-MY-LIMIT (877-695-4648).

For more information about Awareness Day, contact Ronda Hatefi: ogao.ronda@gmail.com

The post 2014 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/problem-gambling-awareness-day/feed 0
Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences http://www.preventionlane.org/making-connections-promoting-mental-wellness-reducing-adverse-childhood-experiences http://www.preventionlane.org/making-connections-promoting-mental-wellness-reducing-adverse-childhood-experiences#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:30:33 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9357 November 4-6, 2014 | Valley River Inn | Eugene, OR Spaces filling up fast–register today! Increase understanding about mental wellness and its 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 and increase resilience after ACEs Develop new strategies & […]

The post Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
November 4-6, 2014 | Valley River Inn | Eugene, OR


Spaces filling up fast–register today!

Click here for print-friendly flyer (PDF)
  • Increase understanding about mental wellness and its 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 and increase resilience after ACEs
  • Develop new strategies & enhance current approaches

Keynote Speakers

  • Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, ACE Interface, LLC; ACE Study—Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator
  • Joel B. Bennett, Ph.D., President, Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, Inc.
  • Susan N. Dreyfus, President & CEO, Alliance for Children and Families
  • Isaiah Holt, Board Member, 7th Step Foundation of Oregon; personal trainer and change agent
  • Corey Keyes, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology & Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Emory University
  • Laura Porter, Co-Founder, ACE Interface, LLC

Workshops

More than 40 workshops will be offered, covering the latest research and strategies related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and mental health promotion.

Continuing Education Credits

Seventeen (17) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided at no charge to conference attendees.
Credits approved by the following:

  • The Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (Prevention Specialists, Alcohol/Drug Counselors)
  • National Association of Social Workers, Oregon Chapter (Social Workers)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (Counselors)
  • Lane Education Service District–Professional Development Units (Educators)

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working to increase the health and well-being of their community, including:

  • Physical health care and public health providers
  • Behavioral health treatment and prevention providers
  •  Educators & social service providers Major Sponsors:
  • Legal and law enforcement professionals

To register and for more information, visit our website at www.connectionsconference.org

The post Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/making-connections-promoting-mental-wellness-reducing-adverse-childhood-experiences/feed 0
MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts http://www.preventionlane.org/mdma-ecstasy-molly-facts http://www.preventionlane.org/mdma-ecstasy-molly-facts#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:13:09 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9414 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 […]

The post MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
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 or crushed and snorted.  We have most recently heard from local law enforcement about people putting it in candy (known as “Ecstasy Candy“).  The effects produced by consuming MDMA can last for 4 to 6 hours, depending upon the potency of the tablet (or candy!). One of the biggest concerns about the drug is that it’s not regulated, therefore people who buy and use it don’t really know what they’re getting — or the dose.

What are the risks?

There are plenty of sites that cover the risks and effects of MDMA use, and some good places to go are the National Drug Intelligence Center’s fact sheet and the Above the Influence page on MDMA. Another great site for teens is from the NIDA for Teens website. Some of the key risks are:

  • confusion
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleeplessness
  • craving for the drug
  • paranoia
  • high heart rate and blood pressure
  • dehydration
  • very high fever
  • heart or kidney failure
  • death

So, do most teens use MDMA/ecstasy/molly?

Nope. While the rate of having used MDMA one time is as high as 20% in high school seniors, very few teens use the drug. In fact, less than one percent of 6th, 8th and 11th graders in Lane County (and Oregon) have use ecstasy within the last 30 days. Of illicit drugs, marijuana has the highest (pardon the pun) use, while alcohol continues to be the number one drug used by teens.

From the 2014 Oregon Student Wellness Survey. (https://oregon.pridesurveys.com)

From the 2014 Oregon Student Wellness Survey. (https://oregon.pridesurveys.com)

 

pastyearusealldrugs

What should parents do?

Parents should be concerned about kids using MDMA, but keep in mind that the three most used drugs among our teens are alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. If you notice any of the above side effects of MDMA, talk with your kid and get help.

Also, this Halloween season, be sure to monitor your kids’ candy – check for opened or suspicious wrapping, and if it’s not clearly labeled then toss it!

Also, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or have a question about your child’s drug or alcohol use? Call our Parents Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

Other tips, find out how to “teen-proof” your home.

The post MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/mdma-ecstasy-molly-facts/feed 0
Marijuana and Youth http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-youth http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-youth#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:28:40 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9404 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 […]

The post Marijuana and Youth appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>

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 to 2008. Journal of Forensic Science, 55, 1209-1217.
Marijuana potency as collected from the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi (image credit: ilearnaboutsam.com)

Marijuana potency as collected from the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi (image credit: ilearnaboutsam.com)

Is marijuana a gateway?

  • Most people who use marijuana do not go on to use “harder drugs”
  • Of those who do use harder drugs, most used tobacco, alcohol and marijuana first.
  • Marijuana increases risk factors that make youth vulnerable to addiction.
Source: Wagner, F.A. & Anthony, J.C. (2002). From first drug use to drug dependence; developmental periods of risk for dependence upon cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol. Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, 479-488.

 

Youth don’t see marijuana as risky as they used to.

 

How do we prevent youth use, given the changing landscape?

  1. Minimize access, availability, and use by youth;
  2. Minimize drugged driving;
  3. Minimize dependence and addiction;
  4. Minimize consumption of marijuana products with unwanted contaminants and uncertain potency, and
  5. Minimize concurrent use of marijuana and alcohol, particularly in public settings.

Local strategies:

  1. Keep prices artificially high
    –Taxes
    –Fees (ex: City of Springfield)
  2. Create a strong licensing system
    –Types of businesses that can sell
    –Location of retailers
    –Density
    –Hours of sale/minor restrictions
    –Credentialing/training for employees
  3. Limit types of products sold
    –Products targeted at youth (ex: edibles)
    –Labeling requirements
  4. Attempt to Limit Marketing/Advertising
    –Promotion & sponsorship
    –Types & size of advertising
  5. Restrict Public Consumption
    –Secondhand exposure to smoked marijuana
    –Perception of “normative behavior” by youth
  6. Measure and Prevent Impaired Driving
    – Difficulties in measuring impairment (blood/urine needed)
Source: Framing Health Matters | Peer Reviewed | Pacula et al. American Journal of Public Health | June 2014, Vol 104, No. 6

The post Marijuana and Youth appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-youth/feed 0
Colorectal Cancer Screening http://www.preventionlane.org/colorectal-cancer-screening http://www.preventionlane.org/colorectal-cancer-screening#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:26:37 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9344 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 […]

The post Colorectal Cancer Screening appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
CRCweb2014_Basilio CRCweb2014_PatColorectal 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 old and older had been screened and among the Latino population, the screening rate was only 21%.

What you can do:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The post Colorectal Cancer Screening appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/colorectal-cancer-screening/feed 0
Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources http://www.preventionlane.org/substance-abuse-prevention-online-resources http://www.preventionlane.org/substance-abuse-prevention-online-resources#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:56:38 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9316 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 […]

The post Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
Following are some resources we hope you will find helpful for substance abuse prevention. Resources with the Oregon 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 (CASAT) The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) is a department within the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our primary mission is to transfer information, resources, and research in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and training using current technologies.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention CSAP’s mission is to provide national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug problems.

Alcohol Justice (The) For the prevention of alcohol and other drug problems; uses a public health approach  to prevention. Creates an environment that helps individuals make healthy choices and requires responsible action from government and business.

National Drug Court Institute (and National Association of Drug Court Professionals) Mission: Promoting education, research and scholarship for drug court and other court-based intervention programs.

National Institute on  Drug Abuse (NIDA) NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.

Oregon Addictions & Mental Health Services Division (AMH)  AMH (formerly Office of Mental Health & Addiction Services, OMHAS), a division of Oregon Department of Human Services, is dedicated to preventing Oregonians of all ages from abusing alcohol and other drugs, and ensuring that the best treatment possible is available for people who need help with addiction problems.

Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership)  Partnering with communities, families, educators, law enforcement and treatment services to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol abuse in Oregon.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.” The SAMHSA website includes grant information, news releases, statistics and more.

U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools’Exemplary and Promising Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program has used an expert panel process to identify programs that should be promoted nationally as promising or exemplary. A 15-member Expert Panel oversaw a valid and reliable process for identifying effective school-based programs that promote healthy students and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. The panel identified 9 exemplary and 33 promising programs.

The post Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/substance-abuse-prevention-online-resources/feed 0
Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) http://www.preventionlane.org/sbirt http://www.preventionlane.org/sbirt#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:10:06 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9212 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 […]

The post Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
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 the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that nearly 25,000 Lane County residents aged 12 and older met the DSM-IV criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence. Primary care providers are an ideal place to help identify and refer to treatment those Lane County residents with alcohol and/or drug dependence. Below are some tools to help you implement SBIRT into your practice.

  • OHSU put together this website, where you can find almost everything you need to implement SBIRT  in a Primary Care setting. You’ll find everything from training videos to information on clinic flow and downloadable screening forms and exam room posters.
  • For more in-depth information on SBIRT for the Medicaid population and billing through OHP, the Oregon Health Authority created this  Guidance document.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also created this Implementation Guide, which can take you step by step through implementing SBIRT in your practice.

 

 

Pictured:  Alcohol, drug and PHQ-9 (depression) screenings at a PeaceHealth primary care office in Eugene.

Pictured: Alcohol, drug and PHQ-9 (depression) screening forms at a PeaceHealth primary care office in Eugene.

The post Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/sbirt/feed 0
Win With Water http://www.preventionlane.org/win-water http://www.preventionlane.org/win-water#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:06:36 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=9266 Lane County Prevention is partnering with Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth (LCHAY) to promote healthy vending for kids programs. As part of that work, LCHAY has launched a “Win With Water” campaign that is gaining national attention.                

The post Win With Water appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
sugary_drinks_chart2Lane County Prevention is partnering with Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth (LCHAY) to promote healthy vending for kids programs. As part of that work, LCHAY has launched a “Win With Water” campaign that is gaining national attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The post Win With Water appeared first on Prevention Lane.

]]>
http://www.preventionlane.org/win-water/feed 0