Blog Entries - August 2015

ADAPAO partners in child welfare initiative

Posted on: August 31, 2015 8:00 pm

Child welfare experts estimate four of five families involved in child protective services are affected by alcohol and other drug abuse. Yet Ohio's alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment systems are not strongly linked with the child protective

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New prevention exam study guide on horizon

Posted on: August 10, 2015 9:00 am

Prevention professionals pursuing their Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I or II credential will soon have new tools to prepare for the prevention exam. The International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is working on a new

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"Medical" marijuana ads correlate with teen use

Posted on: August 7, 2015 12:00 pm

A Rand Corporation study indicates that exposure to advertising for "medical" marijuana may influence middle school age youth use of the drug. Sixth to eighth grade students who viewed ads for "medical" marijuana were twice as likely as their peers to have

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Web-based prevention ethics course scheduled for August

Posted on: August 6, 2015 3:00 pm

Prevention professionals seeking a prevention ethics course can enroll in a web-based course taking place August 17-28, 2015. "Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners" is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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Prescription opiods responsible for heroin surge, says CDC

Posted on: August 4, 2015 12:00 pm

The increase in heroin use in the U.S. is based in prescription opioid use disorders, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The report finds that people addicted to opioid pain medications are 40 time more likely to abuse

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National medical task force formed to tackle opioid abuse

Posted on: August 3, 2015 1:00 pm

The American Medical Association is leading a task force of medical organizations to address opioid abuse. The task force is committed to identifying and implement best practices to combat opioid abuse across the nation. The AMA Task Force to

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Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled for Fall

Posted on: August 3, 2015 11:00 am

The Drug Enforcement Agency has announced the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Coordinated by the DEA and local law enforcement, prevention, and public service organizations, Take-Back Days

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Marijuana advocates make last ditch effort for 2015 ballot

Posted on: August 1, 2015 12:10 pm

ResponsibleOhio, the group attempting to place a constitutional amendment on the November, 2015 ballot, fell nearly 30,000 signatures short of the required 305,591 required to place the initiative on the ballot, even though the group provided nearly 700,000

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