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The Oregon Senate is considering a bill that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy. A Plymouth University research study shows that offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment...

Fox News San Antonio reports on the dangers of the new designer drug flakka, with assistance from PRC Program Director Gyna Juarez. http://www.foxsanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/warning-new-designer-drug-flakka-12847.shtml#.VVX9MPlVhHx...

The Atlantic explores the false promise of Colorado’s education funding through marijuana tax revenues. A study finds that college students who post about drinking on Facebook tend to binge drink more often. Published text from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on...

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center released the third in their series of marijuana lit videos: Marijuana’s Effects on Pregnancy and Newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces that expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths The Breaking Addiction Act of 2015 was introduced to...

Project SAM’s Kevin Sabet released a statement on CNN’s “Weed 3” Special. The Huffington Post publicized an American Journal of Medicine article calling for medically appropriate language when referring to persons with substance abuse disorders. New York Governor Mario Cuomo issued a health alert after a spike...

The Centers for Disease Control launched a Prescription Drug Overdose website to educate health providers, policy makers, and the public on the Rx drug epidemic. The National Safety Council released a report on The Psychological and Physical Side Effects of Pain Medications, which examines side...

The PRC Region 8 will release its long-awaited Regional Needs Assessment (RNA) on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 10:00 am. The PRC team will present the RNA with a discussion of the data and methodology to their partners in Region 8. All are invited! RNA...

Weekly Roundup for the week of April 6-12 Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco in the News SAMHSA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) released their report: Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide, based on advice of a panel of...

Science Daily and the Society of Toxicology report that hookah smoking dangers is on the rise despite known adverse health effects. Hookah smokers inhale more smoke, carcinogen, tar, and nicotine than cigarette smokers. Additionally, hookah smokers are at greater risk for inhaling secondhand smoke and the vapors...

[one_half pos="first" title="Say What!" divider="yes"] [/one_half] The Texas School Safety Center and the Texas Department of State Health Services have provided funding in the form of mini-grant kits for groups participating in the Say What! Youth Movement to assist them in their tobacco prevention efforts in their...