Prevention WORKS in Minnesota!

It’s nice to share…How do we know prevention services funded by the MN Department of Humans Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division (DHS-ADAD) are making a positive difference in Minnesota? Four state agencies in MN (the Departments of Education, Health, Human Services & Public Safety), combine resources to conduct the MN Student Survey (MSS) every three years.  […]

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President Obama signed legislation that bans synthetic drugs.

It’s nice to share…The law bans harmful chemicals in synthetic drugs such as those used to make synthetic marijuana and “bath salts,” according to the Star Tribune. The law also expedites the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of new drugs and medical devices. Click here to see the full story.

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Editorial: Drug courts are proving their value

It’s nice to share…Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, recently provided legislators at the State Capital with Minnesota specific numbers that prove his point that Drug Court is a cost saving alternative to prison for willing nonviolent drug offenders.  Click here to see the entire […]

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Health and Health-Related Behaviors Among Minnesota Postsecondary Students

It’s nice to share…More than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students attending two-year and four-year postsecondary schools in Minnesota responded to a survey in 2011. Students were asked about their experiences and behaviors in the following areas: 1) Health Insurance; 2) Depression; 3) Ability to manage stress; 4) Tobacco use; 5) Alcohol use; 6) Engagement in […]

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