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Opioid Overdose Prevention

| July 24, 2017

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Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

| January 7, 2017
Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

Edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC are now available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over. Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you high. […]

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Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

| November 30, 2016
Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

State Laws Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 475B: Individuals aged 21 or older can legally purchase and possess recreational marijuana. Only Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensed retail stores and Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) registered dispensaries may legally sell marijuana to consumers. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Driving high will result in being […]

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FAQs about Retail Marijuana

| November 22, 2016
FAQs about Retail Marijuana

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. How should I store my marijuana at home? Monitor and securely store your marijuana. […]

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Marijuana Concentrates

| October 26, 2016
Marijuana Concentrates

Information on this page was prepared by PreventionLane intern, Zach Flores, with assistance from the team. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that marijuana extracts have been on the rise recently. Many users know this practice as “dabbing,” because the user dabs the oil onto an apparatus in order to smoke it. What are […]

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| September 22, 2016
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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