Category Archives: Community

POWDERED ALCOHOL WILL APPEAL TO YOUNG DRINKERS

 
Powdered alcohol will appeal to young drinkers, despite what the makers say.
 
The United States is on the verge of having powdered alcohol – in packets like Kool-aid but with the punch of a rum or vodka cocktail – on sale across […]

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FORGET DRINK, SEX AND ROCK AND ROLL

… sober teenagers set sights on exams and careers
 
 

Far from the hedonism of their parents, today’s teenagers want to raise the age of smoking, drinking, gambling and sex, shun party politics and fear class more than racism or sexism.
 
Teenagers growing […]

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FORGET DRINK, SEX AND ROCK AND ROLL: sober teenagers set sights on exams and careers

 
Far from the hedonism of their parents, today’s teenagers want to raise the age of smoking, drinking, gambling and sex, shun party politics and fear class more than racism or sexism.
 
Teenagers growing up in the shadow of the financial crisis […]

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YOUNG BRISTOL DRINKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH ALCOHOL POISONING

 
 
HOSPITALS across Bristol are under pressure from hundreds of admissions as a result of alcohol-poisoning – including more than 60 cases involving children.
 
The Department of Health figures released in the House of Commons show that there were 1,510 admissions in […]

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TOYS R’US SELL DRUGGIE BASED ITEMS

 
Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad. “I thought it was a great show,” she told a local TV station recently. “It was riveting!”
 
Even so, she thinks it’s not […]

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6 WAYS TO CONVINCE AN ADDICT TO GET HELP

Many people who struggle with alcohol or drugs have a difficult time getting better. There are many reasons why these people do not get the help they need.
 
Here are six suggestions on how to convince a person dealing with substance […]

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BINGE DRINKING HAS ROOTS IN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AT AN EARLY AGE

 
Binge drinking has roots in alcohol consumption at an early age, Quebec study warns.
 
Giving your teenager a glass of Champagne this New Year’s Eve may not be as harmless as you think, warns a new study conducted by Concordia University […]

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THE DANGERS OF ‘PHARMING PARTIES’

Many parents aren’t aware of the dangers of “pharming” parties and fail to talk to their teens about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, according to a recent review article in the journal Contemporary Pediatrics.
 
While teens abusing prescription drugs is not a […]

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ANTI-ADDICTION CLUBHOUSES

Anti-addiction clubhouses  to offer young adults a springboard into drug-free life
Young adults from the age of 18 to 21 will soon have a unique place to go for help in the struggle against addiction.
 
Buffalo-based Restoration Society, Inc. will be leading […]

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YOUNG BRISTOL DRINKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH ALCOHOL POISONING

HOSPITALS across Bristol are under pressure from hundreds of admissions as a result of alcohol-poisoning – including more than 60 cases involving children.
The Department of Health figures released in the House of Commons show that there were 1,510 admissions in […]

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Twelve Steps Of Alcoholics Anonymous Infographic

Alcoholics Anonymous is a well-respected sobriety group that has helped millions of people across the country beat alcohol addiction. It achieves this goal through the the 12-Step process. This process utilizes 12 different aspects that are designed to help you […]

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These are some of the voices Colorado

These are some of the voices (videos) from attendees at a conference in Colorado
who are speaking about legalization of marijuana in Colorado and what it is doing to their youth.  The negative impact has been appalling for many neighbourhoods – […]

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POWDERED ALCOHOL WILL APPEAL TO YOUNG DRINKERS, despite what the makers say

The United States is on the verge of having powdered alcohol – in packets like Kool-aid but with the punch of a rum or vodka cocktail – on sale across the country. After much confusion, Palcohol, which has seven flavours including […]

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New NIDA Study Supports

New NIDA Study Supports, “Friends Don’t Let Friends…” Theme
Coalitions are very familiar with the realities of peer pressure and how it can lead teens to misuse alcohol and other drugs. That silent pressure to conform, in conjunction with imagined consequences […]

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Link to So-called ‘Medical Marijuana’ Video

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IS MARIJUANA ADDICTIVE?

There are those who believe that addiction relates to alcohol, heroin, cocaine – but not marijuana.
This is an honest and forthright short film providing a great insight into the struggles of
marijuana addicts.  It is a long film but very worthwhile watching […]

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Coalitions in Action: Thinking Outside the Box in Rural Indiana

In the spring of 2013, Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (NASA) in Greenfield, Indiana, knew that it had an escalating problem on its hands. Alcohol, tobacco, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and marijuana use were all on the rise among […]

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Coalitions in Action: Youth Ambassadors Advocate for Change in Tobacco Use in City’s Public Park

It all began in the fall of 2014 when more than a dozen youth ambassadors from the Power of Putnam Coalition in Cookeville, Tennessee, decided to see what they could do to create smoke-free zones in the city’s 10 public […]

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Coalitions in Action – Safe Homes Network.doc

Coalitions in Action: Connecting Prevention Parents via the Safe Homes Network
Located east of Scottsdale, Arizona between the McDowell Mountain Preserve and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the town of Fountain Hills sits in the heart of Arizona’s richest history and has […]

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THIS IS NOT THE MARIJUANA YOUR PARENTS MAY HAVE USED

‘This isn’t your parents’ marijuana,” was the message passed on by speakers at a marijuana forum sponsored by the AHM Youth and Family Services Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, held Feb. 12 in the RHAM High School auditorium. The first […]

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The following sayings came to us from a Prevention Worker and are very pertinent to the situation around drugs.

 
 

If I am not home accepting the things I cannot change, I am out trying to change those things I cannot accept.
–Unknown

 

“Children see the drugs, but not the harm. Adults see the harm, but not the drugs.” Please help […]

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It’s not your jeans that matter – it’s your genes

 
 
Regular marijuana users with a specific version of a particular gene, AKT1 have increased risk of psychosis.
You may know that smoking marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health and brain development, especially for teens. But did you know that, […]

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JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW THOSE WHO WANT TO LEGALISE DRUGS

 
JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW THOSE WHO WANT TO LEGALISE DRUGS – especially marijuana (cannabis) spread their message – this is clearly aimed at teenagers, it is a fun game to play on their smartphones – and the underlying message […]

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STUDY SHOWS MOST TEENS NOT DRINKING, USING DRUGS

 
 
………According to Ivey, her organization and its partners have undergone a shift in messaging. The message used to be simple: Don’t do drugs. Now, Ivey said, the message is more focused on highlighting strategies that help students steer clear of […]

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ANTI-ADDICTION CLUBHOUSES to offer young adults a springboard into drug-free life

 
 
 
Young adults from the age of 18 to 21 will soon have a unique place to go for help in the struggle against addiction.
 
 
Buffalo-based Restoration Society, Inc. will be leading a group of Western New York agencies in the creation […]

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THE DANGERS OF ‘PHARMING PARTIES’

 
 
Many parents aren’t aware of the dangers of “pharming” parties and fail to talk to their teens about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, according to a recent review article in the journal Contemporary Pediatrics.
 
While teens abusing prescription drugs is not a […]

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6 WAYS TO CONVINCE AN ADDICT TO GET HELP

 
 
 
Many people who struggle with alcohol or drugs have a difficult time getting better. There are many reasons why these people do not get the help they need.
 
Here are six suggestions on how to convince a person dealing with substance […]

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TOYS R’US SELL DRUGGIE BASED ITEMS

 
Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad. “I thought it was a great show,” she told a local TV station recently. “It was riveting!”
 
Even so, she thinks it’s not […]

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FORGET DRINK, SEX AND ROCK AND ROLL

 
Forget drink, sex, rock & roll -sober teenagers concentrate on exams and careers.  Far from the hedonism of their parents, today’s teenagers want to raise the age of smoking, drinking, gambling and sex, shun party politics and fear class more […]

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COMMUNITY TASK FORCE LOOKS TO PREVENTION

 
Dr. Philip Bolduc, a family medicine physician and director of the addiction treatment program at Family Health Center in Worcester, said if we’re ever to stem the tide of opiate addiction, we have to start with prevention among teenagers.
 
“No one […]

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THE MOST POPULAR ALCOHOL BRANDS AMONG AMERICAN YOUTH

 
The most popular alcohol brands among American youth are the ones most often featured in advertisements in teenage magazines, according to a new study.
 
Their ads are found to be five to nine times more likely to appear in those magazines. […]

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OUR CHILDREN ARE SURROUNDED BY BOOKS

 
 
OUR CHILDREN ARE SURROUNDED BY BOOKS, magazines, fashion, television, movies, music and the ever present celebrities who extoll the virtues of pot. These factors, combined with the business of Big Marijuana, and pro-pot lobbying organizations that spend millions to sell […]

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT UNDERMINES DRUG PREVENTION

 
 
For over a decade, activists and big-money lobbyists have worked to make marijuana legal. In so doing, they have wreaked havoc on community efforts to reduce drug use, abuse and addiction. Their pro-drug messages contradict prevention messages from parents, schools […]

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BINGE DRINKING HAS ROOTS IN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AT AN EARLY AGE,

 
 
Giving your teenager a glass of Champagne this New Year’s Eve may not be as harmless as you think, warns a new study conducted by Concordia University in collaboration with the Université de Montréal and the University of Massachusetts.
 
“Like you […]

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SURVEY FINDS MOST TEENS DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL

 
 
Submitted by Paulina Skladanowska on 25th October 2013 – 10:01
 
Encouraging news from the US. A new survey of 695 students finds that more that 3 out of 4 teens say they do not drink alcohol.
 
Top reasons why teens said they abstained from alcohol […]

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HELPING AN ADULT FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND WITH A DRUG OR ALCOHOL PROBLEM

 
Do you have an adult family member or friend with a drug or alcohol problem? You’re probably wondering how you can help. Here are 7 answers to questions you may be asking.
 

How Can I Tell If I’m Overreacting to […]

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