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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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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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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

| April 8, 2014
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Help by raising your awareness! Did you know that in Lane County the average youth reports having their first drink at 12 years old? Did you know that teens care more about what their parents think than what their peers think – even when it might not seem that way? Did you know that youth […]

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Underage Drinking

| April 1, 2014
Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 years of age.

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Binge Drinking

| December 20, 2013
Binge Drinking

Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults age 26 and older,
Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report driving under the influence than non-binge drinkers, and
Almost 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the US is in the form of binge drinking.

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Alcohol and Young Adults

| August 9, 2013
Alcohol and Young Adults

It is federal law that anyone under the age of 21 does not consume alcoholic beverages. Lane County does not support underage drinking. This is an informational tool for people to use when deciding to drink. Defining a “drink” Reference: NIAAA’s “Rethinking Drinking” page A drink is not measured by the size of the container […]

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Alcohol Safety and Young Adults

| August 9, 2013
Alcohol Safety and Young Adults

Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing, heartbeat, and gag reflexes that prevent you from choking. If a person drinks too much alcohol these functions will eventually stop. It is important to remember that even though a person may seem alright at first glance, there may be alcohol in their system that has yet been digested therefore their BAC is continuing to rise.

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Safe Drinking Tips for Young Adults

| August 9, 2013
Safe Drinking Tips for Young Adults

It is federal law that anyone under the age of 21 does not consume alcoholic beverages. Lane County does not support underage drinking. This is merely an informational tool for people to use when deciding to drink. Safe drinking tips: Know your limit & plan ahead. Eat food before and while you drink. Sip your […]

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Myths and Facts about Alcohol Use

| July 30, 2013
Myths and Facts about Alcohol Use

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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