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MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

| September 25, 2014
MDMA (“Ecstasy,” “Molly”) Facts

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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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

| August 21, 2014
Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

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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When a Loved One is Abusing Drugs/Alcohol: Resources for Youth and Young Adults

| August 8, 2014

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.

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Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

| April 11, 2014
Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, and therefore are not subject to U.S tobacco laws. This means that e-cigarettes can be purchased by anyone, without proof of age. Because of this, e-cigarettes may be appealing to children and teens, encouraging nicotine addiction among young people. Multiple e-cigarette manufactures sell their products online. Given the online presence of […]

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Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

| April 11, 2014
Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

E-cigarette Use Among Youth http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html E-cigarette Poisonings http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm Vaporized: E-cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth http://legacyforhealth.org/content/download/4542/63436/version/1/file/LEG-Vaporized-E-cig_Report-May2014.pdf E-cigarettes: Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/CDSummaryNewsletter/ E-cigarettes and Secondhand Aerosol http://no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigarette-secondhand-aerosol.pdf E-cigarettes – Americans for Nonsmokers Rights http://no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=645 US State & Local Laws Regulating Use of E-cigarettes http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf FDA’s E-cigarette Webpage http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm E-cigarettes – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids […]

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8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| April 11, 2014
8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges […]

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Electronic Cigarettes

| April 2, 2014
Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that allow users to mimic the act of smoking a cigarette while inhaling nicotine.  Instead of smoke burning from tobacco, users inhale vapor consisting of nicotine, flavor additives, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes send the wrong message to our youth and young adults, and give a false impression that they […]

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Hookahs

| March 5, 2014
Hookahs

Hookahs, often referred to as water pipes, are used to smoke specially made tobacco (or “shisha”) that is available in a variety of flavors. Hookahs deliver the addictive drug nicotine and are at least as toxic as cigarette smoke. People who smoke hookahs tend to inhale for longer periods of time. This may actually cause […]

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2014 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| February 20, 2014
2014 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26 The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting the National Drug Take Back Event on April 26th aimed at providing a resource for Lane County residents to safely, securely and anonymously turn in their unwanted, outdated or expired household medicines.  Law […]

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How to Help a Smoker Quit

| December 20, 2013

What Can You Do? Support.  Smoking is very addictive.  Most smokers want to quit and they need our empathy and support.  Share information with them. Recognize.  Keep your eyes open; recognize the inequality that exists in our communities.  Learn more from our partners and like-minded organizations. Talk.  If you see something, say something.  What’s for […]

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