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Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Tips

| February 22, 2017
Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Tips

When they were little you covered outlets, locked cabinets, and taught them the importance of seatbelts. They need that helping hand now, more than ever. Go down the checklist & make sure you’re teen-proofing your home today. And remember, it’s not about trust, it’s about keeping kids safe!

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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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Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings/Events

| August 28, 2016
Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings/Events

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Eight-hour training to help the public identify, understand and respond to signs of various mental health problems; 12 Human Resource Management credits In this course, you will learn: The potential warning signs and risk factors for a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance […]

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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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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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Marijuana Facts – 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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National Drug Facts Awareness Week

| January 20, 2015
National Drug Facts Awareness Week

National Drug Facts Awareness Week is 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 […]

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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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iHost Campaign: Do You Know Your Party Hosting Duties?

| June 10, 2014
iHost Campaign: Do You Know Your Party Hosting Duties?

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 […]

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Preventing Sexual Assault

| June 2, 2014
Preventing Sexual Assault

Myth: Everyone drinks. Truth: Not true. Although 31% of teens said they’ve drank alcohol in the past month that still leaves 69% who did not! If you choose not to drink, you’re definitely not alone.

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