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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| January 11, 2017

The 2017 Art / Poster Search is ON! We are excited to announce the 14th annual Problem Gambling Awareness Art/Poster Search. Who makes these posters? Middle schoolers all around Oregon. Why should I make a poster? Out of wanting to help others, of course! Aside from that: we have prizes! In Lane County, EVERY middle schooler […]

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Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

| January 7, 2017

Edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC are now available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over. Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you high. […]

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Amy Adler

| January 3, 2017

Prevention Team Intern University of Oregon, Family & Human Services  Contact:[email protected] Amy Adler joins the prevention team from University of Oregon’s Family and Human Services Program. Amy will be with PreventionLane from January through March 2017.

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Emily Buff Bear, MPH, CPS

Emily Buff Bear, MPH, CPS

| January 2, 2017

Community Health Analyst Contact: [email protected]| 541-682-6480 Emily Bear is a certified prevention specialist (CPS) at Lane County, focusing on substance abuse prevention. Emily works with team members in planning and  implementing the Lane County alcohol and drug prevention work plan. She enjoys collaborating with advisory groups and with community partners on issues at the local […]

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2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 7, 2016

So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? To answer the question, probably not a whole lot is a big deal. But did you know that 1) It’s illegal to buy Lottery tickets for anyone under 18, 2) kids who start gambling at a young age are far more likely to become […]

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Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

| November 30, 2016

State Laws Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 475B: Individuals aged 21 or older can legally purchase and possess recreational marijuana. Only Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensed retail stores and Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) registered dispensaries may legally sell marijuana to consumers. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Driving high will result in being […]

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FAQs about Retail Marijuana

FAQs about Retail Marijuana

| November 22, 2016

Oregon law allows for the personal use and possession of marijuana for people who are 21 years of age and older. However, there are proactive measures that users can take to keep our community safe. It is important to be aware of Oregon’s laws around marijuana. How should I store my marijuana at home? Monitor and securely store your marijuana. […]

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Julie Hynes, MA, RD, CPS

Julie Hynes, MA, RD, CPS

| November 14, 2016

Sr. Community Health Analyst, Intern Supervisor Contact: [email protected] | 541.682.3928 Twitter:[email protected] Julie has 15 years of experience in addictions prevention and program coordination. Her passions include community education, leadership development, media and public policy. Active on local and national levels, one of Julie’s key functions has been coordinating PreventionLane’s  problem gambling prevention program. Julie is a new member […]

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Teen-Proof Your Home

Teen-Proof Your Home

| November 11, 2016

Remember “babyproofing” when they were little? ‘Tweens and teens need your guidance now more than ever.  Below is a slide version of our “Teen Proof Your Home” presentation, presented at Spencer Butte Middle School. Also click over to our “[Spanish]” page for a helpful home checklist. Thank you for coming to this site–just being here […]

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Rebekah King

Rebekah King

| November 4, 2016

Prevention Team Volunteer Contact: [email protected] Rebekah King began volunteering with the prevention team in March 2016 after graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services. During this program, she had the opportunity to complete internships at the Trauma Healing Project and Volunteers in Medicine, two local agencies serving […]

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