Parent Alert | February 2021 Advocacy Week Supporting Prevention Virtually What is Advocacy? To advocate is to publicly support a cause. (To see the difference between advocacy and lobbying, click here.) In substance abuse prevention advocacy, we keep track of substance-related legislation and raise awareness regarding areas of concern. Advocacy Week provides an avenue for prevention professionals and Coalition…

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    View this email in your browser     Rural Communities and Tobacco Tobacco Nation: Ohio’s High Usage Rates Twelve states belong to what researchers call Tobacco Nation, because tobacco use is higher in these states than in other parts of the country. Spoiler alert: Ohio is one of these twelve states. In fact, 22% of…

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    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | November 2020 Mental Health, Family, & the Holidays   No one would deny that these are incredibly difficult times. It’s more important than ever to take care of the people in our lives, and doing so can actually prevent substance misuse! People with mental health…

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Parent Alert | October 2020 Enjoying a Physically-Distant Fall Halloween Safety Tips CDC Tips Read more Eater Network Read more Orrville Events National Drug Takeback Day Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buehler’s, 1114 W High St Hosted by: MEDWAY of Wayne County More information Orr Park Fall Festival Saturday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hosted by:…

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    Parent Alert | September 2020 Covid-19 and Alcohol: How much is too much?   Current Trends Anxiety and worry about the pandemic have caused many people to turn to substances as coping mechanisms. PTSD-sufferers have increased substance use during Covid-19. Working from home and distancing policies create loneliness and depression for most of us.…

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    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | August 2020 Substance Abuse Prevention Funding What’s the Problem?   Is prevention cheaper than treatment? Yes. Each year substance abuse costs the United States more than $740 billion. That’s enough money to end world hunger….twice. This staggering number includes not only treatment but also substance-related…

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Parent Alert | July 2020 What You Should Know About Vaping Because “All My Friends Are Doing It” What is it again? The term “e-cigarette” is technically a catch-all that includes any battery-operated model that heats its liquid contents. However, often people use “e-cigarette” to refer to a battery-powered tobacco product that’s made to look like…

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Parent Alert | June 2020 | Safe Summer Fun Click for a helpful Science Alert Pick and Choose: Using Words Intentionally Does using the term “social distancing” give the wrong impression? “Social Distancing.” Over the past few months, we have begun to equate this term with loneliness, isolation, and depression. We all know that we need…

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