It’s nice to share…More than twenty attended SACK’s monthly coalition meeting at FirstLight on November 6th! Karla Filibeck described the progress made thus far by the Epidemiological Workgroup to collect, analyze and prioritize data on “local conditions” that may encourage or discourage underage and binge drinking in Kanabec County. The Workgroup’s 20 highest ranking local […]
It’s nice to share…The Obama-Biden Administration steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and pose significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people. In an effort to help coalitions prevent youth drug use, The Office of National Drug Control Policy […]
It’s nice to share…According to recent research from the National Institutes of Health, marijuana is significantly associated with lower IQ scores and learning problems, mental illness, car crashes, and a lower quality of life. “Marijuana use is related to a host of health and safety concerns, and frankly, dulls your brain. Our nation cannot afford […]
It’s nice to share…In the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth. To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance […]
It’s nice to share…Reuter reports that more than half of U.S. drivers killed in car crashes had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash. Researchers also found that men and people driving at night were the most likely to have alcohol, marijuana or other illicit or prescription drugs show up […]
It’s nice to share…Recent findings from the College Life Study (CLS) may be the first to indicate that students who smoke marijuana during college may be risking their long-term health, particularly if they increase their marijuana use during the college years or continue a heavy use pattern. Click here to learn more.