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‘Don’t Get Vaped In’ Creative Expression Contest Celebrates Youth Voices

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities support youth peer-to-peer prevention messaging in many ways. One way is through our "Don't Get Vaped In" Creative Expression contest. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 throughout Middlesex County are invited to interpret their idea of our contes...
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MAR
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Helping Kids Combat Peer Pressure

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist When children are young, they seek approval from their parents. As they get older, around 12 years of age, they begin to care more about how their peers see them. There can be a fear of rejection, not fitting in, or being left out. This can have a big effect on young adolescents who desperately want to be accepted b...
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MAR
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 19, 2021

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House reshapes approach to mental health and addictionHouse lawmakers are restructuring their bipartisan task forces dedicated to combating the drug epidemic and expect the chamber to consider behavioral health legislation this year, members told CQ Roll Call. Study Reveals Many Workers Struggling with Mental Health ConditionsTResearch published by...
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NIDA’s 11th National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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By: Stephanie Yau and Dheeksha Sudhakar, Incorruptible.Us Students From South Brunswick High School National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual, week-long observance to encourage more conversations about the effects of drugs and alcohol especially on teenagers. The week brings awareness of many misconceptions and myths that teens...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 12, 2021

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Murphy Backs Change To Marijuana Law Allowing Parent NotificationGov. Murphy said he agreed with making changes to the marijuana law, allowing parents to be told if their child is found with booze or pot. Vaping Pot Worse Than Vaping Tobacco for Teens' Lungs: StudyTeenagers who vape pot are more likely to wheeze and cough than those who smoke or va...
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MAR
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BE the CHANGE Club Celebrates Self-Care

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist February is a time to reflect and celebrate our love for others. But what about for ourselves? Often, we overlook and push aside our mental health and emotional wellbeing - even more so during a pandemic. So, for the month of February, the PATH and BE the CHANGE club focused t...
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MAR
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Teen Negative Consequences. What Can You do?

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Those teen and young adult years are confusing, complicated and formative. Understanding what's happening socially and developmentally — and how it can intersect with substance use — is fundamental to setting the stage for healthier outcomes. Which is why it's important to take any substance use seriously. But, as a parent, before acting on impulse...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 5, 2021

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NJ Human Services To Expand Availability Medication Assisted Addiction TreatmentThe New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is planning to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder through five new regional contracts with opioid treatment program (OTP)...
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5 Startling Statistics About Senior Adults and Drug Use

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When caring for a senior adult, there are many aspects of their health to worry about — from sudden falls to increased health ailments. However, drug use is usually something parents worry about with their children more so than the senior adults in their lives. Surprisingly, senior adults are more at risk for substance misuse than people may realiz...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 26, 2021

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As Pot Legalization Spreads, More Teens Are Lighting UpAs pot gains in acceptance among adults, teenagers appear to be more tempted to try it, a new study out of California finds. After the state legalized marijuana use for adults in 2016, teens' use of the drug also climbed after years of steady decline. Health care workers replaced Denver cops in...
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