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

| December 11, 2017
2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

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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On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

| December 7, 2017
On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

There’s been a lot of recent conversation in the media about a new video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, and its use of “loot boxes” and concerns about gambling (not to mention “pay to win”). Let’s explore the issues & some concerns.  What is a “loot box”? In video games, there are opportunities to purchase […]

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Tips for safe holiday event planning

| December 5, 2017
Tips for safe holiday event planning

While intended to be fun,  many holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Check out the tips below to help enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. Know someone who is depressed or suicidal? Get resources here. Life-Saving Tips for Party Planners [Adapted from Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s party tips] Serve plenty of […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

| November 6, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| November 2, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

2018 Art Search and Calendars 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in Lane County, […]

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Health Equity In Lane County

| October 23, 2017
Health Equity In Lane County

This report is the first effort in Lane County to systematically document health disparities among racial and ethnic populations and to describe the disproportionate burden of disease among communities of color. We hope it will foster dialogue and guide future public health policy and practice to enhance health equity for all. Health is a state […]

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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017
Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

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 21, 2017
September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

“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

| September 21, 2017
Fundamentals of Tobacco Treatment

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

| September 19, 2017
2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

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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