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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) just released a suicide prevention toolkit for schools. According to SAMHSA, this resource, “Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.” The toolkit includes everything you need to get started including data and fact sheets. Also […]
If you found Public Health’s booth at the Kanabec County Fair, you likely also found the following two questions: 1) Adults…Are you aware of the Social Host law in Mora and Kanabec County? and 2) Adults…Would you utilize a drop box to dispose of your unused medications if available in Kanabec County? Fairgoers were asked […]
Approximately 17 coalition members met on July 3 for SACK’s monthly meeting. The meeting featured a panel of four including: Guy Kaufman, Janelle Sowers, Geoff Petrie and Patricia Beneze. Each panelist had six minutes to answer three questions: 1) What exists in our community around mentoring? 2) Where are the gaps or needs? and 3) […]
A group of young adults (18-25) are working to launch a Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Kanabec County. If you know someone who may be interested in meeting new people, learning new things and making a difference in our community, please extend this invitation! The YPN will meet for lunch at Emma’s Pizza in Mora […]
According to Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Strategy Officer at the Department of Human Services, one in five admissions to addiction treatment programs in 2011 was for heroin or other opiates, second only to treatment admissions for alcohol. Click here to read more.