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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017

Have you heard any of your students talking about fantasy sports, “skins,” or online poker? From phones to laptops to tablets, electronic gaming is more accessible than ever.  Within this world, lines can be pretty blurry between gaming and gambling when someone pays for extra “lives” or bonuses on gaming apps. Most people don’t even […]

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September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 21, 2017

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 “Take A Break” campaign: Click here for information on Oregon’s “Take A Break” campaign! About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann […]

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Fundamentals of Tobacco Treatment

Fundamentals of Tobacco Treatment

| September 21, 2017

This two-day training provides an overview of concepts and practices fundamental to tobacco treatment. It includes a review of tobacco addiction, motivational interviewing and counseling skills, pharmacotherapy, treatment interventions, assessment, and e-cigarettes.  It is a good fit for all practitioners looking to obtain a foundational grasp of tobacco treatment knowledge and skills. (12 CEU hours […]

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2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

| September 19, 2017

Related: Problem Gamblers Awareness Day Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: Organizers encourage Oregonians to “Take A Break”   MISSION The purpose of the “Take a Break” Campaign is to reach out to gamblers and family members to check in to make sure they are in control and gambling responsibly. “Take A Break” at retail locations: Ronda Hatefi and partners in […]

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Healthy Directions Coalition

Healthy Directions Coalition

| August 13, 2017

Healthy Directions Coalition Who we are: We are people who live and work in Western Lane County who feel passionate about reducing substance abuse and promoting a healthy community. How does a coalition work? Unlike networks whose members act independently, coalitions bring organizations together to act jointly. Coalitions form to address specific issues or they […]

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Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

| August 11, 2017

Who we are The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is a group of community partners working to proactively address substance abuse in Eugene and Springfield. We do this through: The promotion of positive norms and community standards Healthy youth and family development Advocacy and education The ESPC is focused on reducing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use […]

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Teen-Proof Your Home

Teen-Proof Your Home

| August 11, 2017

Remember “babyproofing” when they were little? ‘Tweens and teens need your guidance now more than ever. Thank you for coming to this site–just being here shows how much you care. You got this! Remember: Kids still listen to you! Most teens listen when parents say “no” to teen drinking! Keep communicating! Below: Our new “Teen […]

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Opioid Overdose Prevention

| July 24, 2017

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Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

| June 22, 2017

Don Feeney & Julie Hynes / National Conference on Problem Gambling July 21, 2017 – Portland, OR Don Feeney and Julie Hynes discussed emerging forms of gambling and their implications for a wide range of issues relating to problem gambling. How well do current gambling & problem gambling regulations, policy and programs meet the challenges posed by new […]

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Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

| June 19, 2017

Mission: To reduce the negative effects of problem/disordered gambling in Lane County. About the Committee: The Problem Gambling Advisory Committee advises Lane County problem gambling prevention staff on gambling-related issues facing Lane County. Topics include: awareness activities (see: media, youth posters, videos), gambling access issues and policies, and efforts to increase problem gambling awareness throughout Lane County.  Anyone […]

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