Elaine Georgas

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Women and Binge Drinking

Check out the Story about women and binge drinking.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ctcloraincounty.org/2013/09/04/women-and-binge-drinking/

Graphic on Medicine Abuse

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ctcloraincounty.org/2012/10/16/graphic-on-medicine-abuse/

Addiction is a Disease

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has created the “Addiction is a Disease” infographic to help you share information about the disease, its stages, statistics about how widespread it is, and how treatment works.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ctcloraincounty.org/2012/10/15/addiction-is-a-disease/

Survey: Prescription Painkiller Abuse Often Starts With Free Pills From Friends, Family

A new national survey finds people who abuse prescription painkillers for the first time often get their pills for free from family or friends. Those who chronically abuse prescription painkillers are more likely to obtain the pills from doctors or dealers, USA Todayreports. An analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, …

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Heroin Use Increasing Across Ohio

By Join Together Staff | March 28, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inCommunity Related & Drugs Heroin use has increased so much in Ohio that users say it is “falling out of the sky,” according to a new report by state health officials. Children as young as 13 are starting to use the drug, they said. Heroin’s popularity is increasing …

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Support from Middle School Teachers May Reduce Early Use of Alcohol, Study Suggests

By Join Together Staff | March 26, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol,Drugs, Prevention & Youth Emotional support from middle school teachers may reduce the risk their students will engage in early use of alcohol and other illicit substances, a new study suggests. The study included 521 middle school students in Seattle. Students who felt more emotional support from …

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SmokefreeTXT is a free text message cessation service that providers 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to teens trying to quit smoking.  The initiative is led by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.  Once they sign up, teens receive text messages timed according to their selected quit date. Following their quit date, …

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Get Info. Get Help – Check Out Ohio’s New Prescription Drug Abuse Campaign

The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services has announced its new campaign “DontGetMeStarted” www.dontgetmestartedohio.org

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ctcloraincounty.org/2012/02/13/get-info-get-help-check-out-ohios-new-prescription-drug-abuse-campaign/

NIH Launches a New Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign for Teens

The National Institute of  Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently launched PEERx, a new national public awareness campaign designed to inform teens about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.  PEERx provides educators, mentors, student leaders, and teens with science-based information about the impact of prescription drug abuse on the brain and body.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ctcloraincounty.org/2012/02/01/nih-launches-a-new-prescription-drug-abuse-awareness-campaign-for-teens/