Q&A with David Jernigan on underage drinking prevention

December 26, 2012 0

Thanks to the Public Health Newswire for this great interview on a topic that is crucial to keeping the number of youth who drink to a minimum. Alcohol is responsible for more than 4,700 deaths per year among youths and is the most abused drug by young people in America. The numbers might be much worse without the work of Dr. David Jernigan, Director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth. Jernigan and the agency, […]

Q&A: Poly-substance Misuse Treatment with Dr. Melinda Campopiano

December 20, 2012 0

This is a reprint of a great question and answer on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) its more geared for doctors but it does illustrate the issues around prescription drug abuse SAMHSA Medical Officer Melinda Campopiano addresses concerns about provider care and prescription drugs raised by a recent TEDS Report  on benzodiazepene and narcotic pain reliever treatment admissions.What needs to be considered by providers when they’re prescribing drugs that can lead […]

Alcohol, safety-belt crackdown is under way

December 18, 2012 0

From the News-Sun— The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will begin its holiday-season alcohol and safety-belt crackdown on Monday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced over the weekend. The 2012 Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” crackdown runs through New Year’s Eve. For more on the crack-down go here! Link to the Sheriff’s office is here.

Just in time for the holidays– Resources on how to talk to your kids! about underage drinking

December 17, 2012 0

Here are some samples of the resources for parents and community members that we have. They were published in newspapers throughout the county in 2008. They are still relevant today and are well worth a look! They were done in English and Spanish and were well received and widely distributed. English Version is here Spanish Version is here Estos son algunos ejemplos de los recursos para los padres y miembros de la comunidad que tenemos. […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December 12, 2012 0

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – a time to focus our efforts toward recognizing the risks and reducing the prevalence of drugged driving. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is proud to join Administrator David Strickland and the staff of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in observing National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and working to stop drugged driving all year long. Drugged driving presents a deadly risk to everyone […]

Lake County Facts from the Illinois Youth Survey

December 7, 2012 0

Nearly 20,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) – a state wide survey with questions about drugs, nutrition and their community. 54% of Lake County municipalities were represented by 68% of the county’s middle schools and 71% of the county’s high schools. The increase in the participation rate was in large part due to the work of the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, the Lake County […]

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