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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 Take Back Event in Lane County

| May 12, 2015
Prescription Drug Take Back Event in Lane County

Lane County Prevention Program & Law Enforcement Prescription Drug Take Back Event Lane County Prevention Program, Sherriff’s Office and local police departments will be collaborating to host a prescription drug take back event at several locations across the county. The effort to decrease the number of expired or unwanted prescription drugs in our community is in order to […]

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Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

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

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 Road 24 Hours Lane County Sheriff’s Office Lobby […]

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Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

| April 27, 2015
Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

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 Road 24 Hours Lane County Sheriff’s Office Lobby […]

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Marijuana Laws in Oregon

| February 10, 2015
Marijuana Laws in Oregon

Beginning on July 1, 2015, Measure 91 will allow the personal use and possession of marijuana under Oregon law for people who are 21 years of age and older. However, many things in our current marijuana laws will remain illegal for any person. It is important to be aware of Oregon’s changing laws around marijuana. Below […]

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Marijuana Use, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

| February 10, 2015
Marijuana Use, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It is strongly recommended that pregnant women as well as their partners do not use marijuana, tobacco, alcohol or any other drug due to possibility of impacting the healthy development of the baby. Research suggests that THC, one of the main chemicals in marijuana, can pass from the mother to the developing fetus through the placenta. Additionally, smoking […]

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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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National Drug Facts Awareness Week

| January 20, 2015
National Drug Facts Awareness Week

National Drug Facts Awareness Week was January 26-February 1! Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been higher — and most of these deaths are from prescription drugs (source: CDC).  Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade, and according to the Centers for Disease […]

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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

| December 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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