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Parent Alert | February 2021 | Supporting Prevention Virtually

By turningpc | February 11, 2021

    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…

The Link Between Human Trafficking and Substances

By turningpc | February 2, 2021

  Wayne County Coalitions Wooster— January highlighted Human Trafficking Awareness, reminding us how much goes on here in Wayne County right under our noses. Last year, Ohio ranked 9th in the U.S. for the most new human trafficking cases (The Human Trafficking Institute). Surprisingly, many trafficking cases involve family members or foster care families profiting…

Parent Alert | January 2021 – Tobacco Control What Works?

By turningpc | January 21, 2021

  View this email in your browser   Parent Alert | January 2021   Tobacco Control What Works?   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…

Parent Alert | December 2020 Promoting Health in Older Adults Substance Use and Safety

By turningpc | December 17, 2020

    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | December 2020 Promoting Health in Older Adults Substance Use and Safety   Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are more common than we may realize. While young people are more likely to misuse substances, older people can struggle with this disease as well, with Alcohol Use Disorder…

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By turningpc | December 11, 2020

       

Parent Alert | November 2020

By turningpc | November 20, 2020

    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…

Parent Alert | October 2020

By turningpc | October 21, 2020

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:…

Parent Alert | September 2020 | Covid-19 and Alcohol: How much is too much?

By turningpc | September 30, 2020

    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.…

Parent Alert | August 2020 | Substance Abuse Prevention Funding What’s the Problem?

By turningpc | August 27, 2020

    View this email in your browser 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 crime, health issues, road…

Prevention Makes Cents

By turningpc | August 17, 2020

The Cost of Substance Misuse & Addiction The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs costs the U.S. more than $740 billion annually due to crime, lost work productivity, and health care. By contrast, nationwide implementation of school-based, effective prevention programs could have saved the U.S. $99.8 billion by directly offsetting these costs.   View…

This publication is developed, in part, under grant number SP020543 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the Coalition and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.