Prevention Topics

Alcohol

The current U.S. Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that if you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, do not exceed 1 STANDARD* drink per day for women or 2 STANDARD* drinks per day for men.

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Drugs

Drug Abuse is improper or excessive use of alcohol or other drugs.

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Gambling

Welcome to the website of our nationally award-winning program. Here you will find a wealth of information, tips and resources on problem gambling.

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Gangs

In an effort to continue addressing ways to create a healthier community and decrease risk factors that lead to youth gang activity in Lane County, a Gang Prevention Steering Committee was formed in 2010.

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Health Equity

Lane County Public Health and the Prevention Program believe that Health Equity is an important issue that we should focus on. We believe that health equity must be considered in all health issues and must span from preconception to the end of life.

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Mental Health

Mental health is “a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity…

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Obesity

There is no shortage of information on the topic of obesity, but how do we separate fact from fiction?  Which interventions will have the greatest desired and lasting impact?

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Suicide

Did you know that 70% of people who commit suicide tell someone about their plans, or give warning signs? Take this questionnaire to find out if someone you know needs help.

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Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. Each year in Lane County, tobacco use kills over 700 people. That means about 1 in 4 deaths is caused by tobacco use. It claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes, suicide, AIDS, and murders combined.

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Help Lines

Get information or help for a loved one or yourself by contacting on of these helplines.

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