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  • Rethink the Drink

    Rethink the Drink

    People in Oregon need a new way to think about alcohol. Source: Rethink the Drink Initiative, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

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  • Unmasking the Dangers of Fake Pills

    Unmasking the Dangers of Fake Pills

    Ever wonder what makes counterfeit pills containing fentanyl so dangerous? In this one-minute video Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Unmasking the Dangers of Fake Pills Ever wonder what makes counterfeit pills containing fentanyl so dangerous? In the one-minute video above, a DEA chemist clearly explains the dangers. Watch the video with youth to start a…

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  • Do Linn County Youth Perceive Substance Use to Be Risky?

    Do Linn County Youth Perceive Substance Use to Be Risky?

    Almost half (48%) of Linn County 8th and 11th grade students think regular marijuana use is only slightly risky or not risky at all. Source: Oregon Student Health Survey, 2022 Do Linn County youth perceive substance use to be risky? Almost half (48%) of Linn County 8th and 11th grade students think regular marijuana use…

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  • What’s Trending in E-Cigarettes?

    What’s Trending in E-Cigarettes?

    Read CADCA’s infographic to learn about current e-cigarette trends Source: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

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  • One Pill Can Kill

    One Pill Can Kill

    Visit the One Pill Can Kill website by the DEA for current information about fentanyl and counterfeit prescription drugs. The One Pill Can Kill website by the DEA provides parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations information and awareness about fentanyl and counterfeit prescription drugs.

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  • Why talk to kids about alcohol?

    Why talk to kids about alcohol?

    As parents we have everyday opportunities to talk to our kids about alcohol. Here’s a few reasons why we should take advantage of those moments to share your expectations around not using alcohol and other drugs. Source: “Talk. They Hear You” campaign, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration As parents we have everyday opportunities to talk…

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  • 10 Reasons to Prevent Underage Drinking

    10 Reasons to Prevent Underage Drinking

    Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Here are 10 reasons why you should help prevent youth from drinking. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth who drink are more likely to experience: In addition, early initiation of drinking is associated with development of an alcohol use disorder later in life.

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  • Spanish Resource: Conozca Los Hechos Sobre La Marihuana

    Spanish Resource: Conozca Los Hechos Sobre La Marihuana

    Consejos para prevenir el consumo de marihuana en los jóvenes. Inicie la conversaciónHable con su hijo adolescente sobre los riesgos asociados al consumo de marihuana u otras drogas. Sea el recurso de confianza de su hijo. EscucheMantenga la calma y no juzgue. Cuando permite que los jóvenes sean escuchados, es más probable que escuchen lo…

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  • Spanish Resource: Tips for Teens – Marijuana en Español

    Spanish Resource: Tips for Teens – Marijuana en Español

    Tips for Teens: Marijuana en Español. Conoce los hechos sobre la marihuana.

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