Underage Youth Drinking Concentrated Among Small Number of Brands

March 28, 2013 0

A relatively small number of alcohol brands dominate underage youth alcohol consumption, according to a new report from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report, published online by Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, is the first U.S. national study to identify the alcohol brands consumed by underage youth, and has important implications for […]

Why we should not legalize marijuana

March 18, 2013 0

Here is an excellent article from CNBC on Marijuana. The link to the original article can be found here. Contrary to the beliefs of those who advocate the legalization of marijuana, the current balanced, restrictive, and bipartisan drug policies of the United States are working reasonably well and they have contributed to reductions in the rate of marijuana use in our nation. The rate of current, past 30-day use of marijuana by Americans aged 12 […]

March 12, 2013 0

Good article from today’s New’s Sun can be found here. “Drinking by high school sophomores was up in 2012, although senior alcohol use held steady at high level of 49 percent. However, younger grades were less inclined to use alcohol, tobacco or marijuana, according to the county’s 2012 Illinois Youth Survey results…. For more go here

Understanding Suburban Heroin Use

March 6, 2013 0

This document is the Executive Summary of a report created by the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy. The consortium is hosted by Roosevelt University. Some of the information given in the summary really jumps out. Mexican heroin production has increased significantly since 2002 from an estimated 6.8 metric tons to a production level of 50 metric tons in 2011—a more than seven-fold increase in just seven years. This increase in production has made heroin more […]

APHA, Piktochart launch public health infographic contest

March 4, 2013 0

What does public health mean to you?  Show it, make it eye-catching — and APHA will reward you. Earlier this month, APHA launched an infographic contest in support of National Public Health Week, an annual awareness campaign held every April in which communities recognize contributions and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. Infographics, visual representations of information, are gaining steam as a compelling storyteller for the digital world.That’s why APHA has […]