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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| September 22, 2015
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Prescription Drug Take Back Event April 30th  The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office will partner April 30th for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The take-back event will […]

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Hallucinogens

| September 21, 2015

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Synthetic Drugs

| September 17, 2015

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Cocaine

| September 17, 2015
Cocaine

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

| September 10, 2015
Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

What these things are, and why you should care What is “sizzurp”? “Sizzurp,” “purple drank,” “Texas tea,” “Dirty Sprite” and “lean” are common names for prescription or over-the-counter cough syrups which are commonly mixed with soda and/or candy. Key ingredients usually include prescription codeine (an opiate) and/or promethazine (an antihistamine), but can also be over-the-counter […]

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Talking to Kids About Marijuana: Tips for Parents

| June 19, 2015

(Adapted from the “Marijuana Talk Kit” – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids at www.drugfree.org) [Check out our interactive infographic] It can be hard to talk to your kids about marijuana. As our landscape around marijuana changes in Oregon many parents have questions about how to talk to their kids about the drug in a simple and clear […]

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Marijuana – Interactive Infographic

| May 29, 2015

Parents, now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, there is no better time to start the conversation with your kids about marijuana. Need some help? Check out this interactive infographic for tips & resources. Click and hover below for more information on talking to your child about marijuana. Click here for an all text/printable version […]

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Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

| May 12, 2015
Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

Locations to dispose old or unused prescription drugs Below are locations in Lane County for disposing your old or unused prescription drugs year-round. Looking for locations outside Lane County? Click here. Coburg Police Department Lobby – 91136 North Willamette Street 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Cottage Grove Police Department Lobby 400 East Main Street 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri Eugene Police Department Lobby 300 Country Club […]

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Marijuana Laws in Oregon

| February 10, 2015
Marijuana Laws in Oregon

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. Lock it up. Monitor and securely store your marijuana. Monitor marijuana and keep it […]

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The Eugene-Springfield Prevention Coalition Needs YOU!

| January 27, 2015
The Eugene-Springfield Prevention Coalition Needs YOU!

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 […]

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