A Parent Handbook for Talking with College Students About Alcohol by Rob Turrisi, Ph.D. Prevention Research Center The Pennsylvania State UniversityTurisi Parent Handbook v2
AJ Diaz, a 2009 Manhasset High School graduate, shares how binge drinking in high school made him vulnerable in college to more harmful substances including harder alcohol, marijuana and Oxycontin. He discusses using substances to cope with his feelings which resulted in lost opportunities in his education and college sports.
Here is the link to this very powerful presentation held in early January:
Here is a link to Dr. Elinore McCane-Katz’s statement at SAMHSA prevention day in Washington DC. She speaks passionately about the risks to public health and government’s reaction to information from the marijuana industry.
Addiction isn’t invincible. We know what needs to be done, and we know we need to do it together. The Center on Addiction is rallying families, employers, healthcare professionals, and passionate individuals like you to put an end to addiction. Watch this video to learn more. And visit www.centeronaddiction.org to join the movement.
Attention New York drivers: An ongoing issue has quite literally taken to the streets of New York. Many of us stay busy with our day-to-day schedule that requires us to ride the roads to and from work, daycare, and extra curricula activities. We depend on these roads for a safe and timely commute, especially with the new school year among
People in the United States are drinking more these days. And two new studies show evidence that heavier drinking in youth leads to some alarming damage in the body and brain. Check out all of the details in this Forbes.com article.
What reductions in opioid deaths? Does commercializing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes increase use? You decide. Check out this fascinating report from National Families in Action
The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional