2015 marks the second-annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The National theme this year is “Have the conversation.” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information The U.S. is highlighting the issue of gambling disorders with it second-annual Problem Gambling Awareness Month throughout March. An estimated 81,000 Oregon adults has a gambling problem — that’s about […]
The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is recruiting new members! The coalition is comprised of community members who are passionate about creating the healthiest community we can be. We received a five year federal grant that will help us implement strategies in the community. Our focus is on youth ages 11-17 in Eugene and Springfield and on reducing use […]
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 […]
It’s not your fault! You are NOT the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior. You can’t change or control anyone but yourself. You don’t have to accept their drinking/drug use, but can still love the person with the problem. They need help. You can build a good and healthy life for yourself, whether the alcoholic still drinks or not.
Lane County Public Health teamed up with the University of Oregon to launch the iHost Responsible Parties campaign. iHost is a movement to educate young adults on how to host responsible parties in Lane County. Did you know? The Lane County Social Host Ordinance and City of Eugene’s Ordinance on Unruly Gatherings holds party hosts and […]
What is a “standard drink?” The type of alcohol you drink does not matter, it’s the alcohol content and amount that effects your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) the amount of alcohol that is absorbed into your blood stream. * The body can process 1 standard drink in an hour. Things to keep in mind when drinking: The […]
April 2014 – Help by raising your awareness! Did you know that in Lane County the average youth reports having their first drink at 12 years old? Did you know that teens care more about what their parents think than what their peers think – even when it might not seem that way? Did you […]
Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults age 26 and older,
Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report driving under the influence than non-binge drinkers, and
Almost 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the US is in the form of binge drinking.
The ABC’s of BAC BAC stands for blood alcohol concentration and is the percentage of blood that is concentrated with alcohol. It is a useful way of determining how much alcohol a person can consume. A BAC of .10 means that .1% of your bloodstream is composed of alcohol. It is federal law that a […]