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2013 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day

| September 29, 2014

Related: PGAD 2014 |  2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 View: 2012 State Capitol 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 […]

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MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

| September 25, 2014

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 […]

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Marijuana and Youth

Marijuana and Youth

| September 25, 2014

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 […]

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Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

| September 10, 2014

November 4-6, 2014 | Valley River Inn | Eugene, OR Early Bird Rate Extended to September 19th Spaces filling up fast–register now and save $95! 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 […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

| September 8, 2014

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 […]

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Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention – Online Resources

| August 29, 2014

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 […]

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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

| August 21, 2014

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 […]

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Win With Water

Win With Water

| August 21, 2014

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.                

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The Good Behavior Game Newsletter

The Good Behavior Game Newsletter

| August 20, 2014

PAX Good Behavior Game Newsletter Fall 2014 Click Here  

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Renee Mulligan, MHS, CHES

Renee Mulligan, MHS, CHES

| August 19, 2014

Community Health Analyst Contact: Renee.Mulligan@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.8764 Renee Mulligan coordinates the Healthy Communities grant, focusing on worksite wellness, mental health promotion and chronic disease prevention. As a non-native Oregonian, Renee came to Lane County Public Health with a variety of experience in prevention and health education, most recently working in Health Promotion at the University of Oregon. […]

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