The Hood County Substance Abuse Council

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council We work to confront youth substance use by educating our community, mobilizing resources, developing collaborations & advocating for sound public policy.
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03/06/2020
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The mission of the HCSAC is to collaborate with law enforcement, local governments, service and community organizations, youths, health care professionals, schools, parents, and individuals to take actions which will reduce substance abuse and related social problems among youths and adults.

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council
03/05/2020

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council

Preston Salles, thank you so much for supporting the HCSAC showing of Screenagers! Hood County and the Hood County Farm Bureau Insurance team are lucky to have you!

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council
03/05/2020

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council

Preston Salles, thank you so much for supporting the HCSAC showing of Screenagers! Hood County and the Hood County Farm Bureau Insurance team are lucky to have you!

We previewed this documentary and the feedback was eye-opening! The showing at AUMC on the 5th is open to everyone and t...
03/05/2020

We previewed this documentary and the feedback was eye-opening! The showing at AUMC on the 5th is open to everyone and the Youth version is being shown to Tolar Junior High students on Friday. This will really help you understand what's happening in your home, your school and your community.

Pecan Valley Centers, HCSAC, AUMC, and Rancho Brazos Centers will be hosting a viewing of SCREENAGERS.
A documentary about growing up in the digital age.
Please join us March 5th @Acton United Methodist Church 6:00pm

Use this link to be notified when future events like this are coming.

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Preston Salles, thank you so much for supporting the HCSAC showing of Screenagers!  Hood County and the Hood County Farm...
03/05/2020

Preston Salles, thank you so much for supporting the HCSAC showing of Screenagers! Hood County and the Hood County Farm Bureau Insurance team are lucky to have you!

03/01/2020

Hood county high school students! Come on out to the YMCA to join us for FREE Y-night! Agrilife Extension is here with the drunk driving simulator and other games. It is AWESOME!

02/15/2020
New study links phone use and mental health issues in teens

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/new-study-links-phone-use-and-mental-health-issues-in-teens/?fbclid=IwAR1Hyf3It7GRHqNyikuLGSfcsdwYeDt3VUFMUrWWhp6y0_irZ52qO-R9gSo#

A new study in the journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem. This is the first study that shows a direct link between screen time and mental health. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins....

Pecan Valley Centers, HCSAC, AUMC, and Rancho Brazos Centers will be hosting a viewing of SCREENAGERS.A documentary abou...
01/30/2020

Pecan Valley Centers, HCSAC, AUMC, and Rancho Brazos Centers will be hosting a viewing of SCREENAGERS.
A documentary about growing up in the digital age.
Please join us March 5th @Acton United Methodist Church 6:00pm

Use this link to be notified when future events like this are coming.

https://hcsac.me/email
https://hcsac.me/email
https://hcsac.me/email

Lung disease linked to vaping continues to rise2,668 hospitalized60 deceased15% hospitalized are 18 or younger
01/23/2020
Michigan teen needed new lungs because of vaping

Lung disease linked to vaping continues to rise
2,668 hospitalized
60 deceased
15% hospitalized are 18 or younger

The 17-year-old boy "faced certain death if it weren’t for the lung transplant," doctors said.

Thank you for your support of the youth substance abuse prevention and education efforts of the Hood County Substance Ab...
12/17/2019

Thank you for your support of the youth substance abuse prevention and education efforts of the Hood County Substance Abuse Council! You're making a difference for our youth and our community!

11/07/2019
ABC13 Houston

ABC13 Houston

"It was destroying me...I let myself succumb to an addiction." A Barbers Hill High School senior describes her experience with vaping. ABC13-Ted Oberg Investigates shows you how schools are tracking the issue to keep your children safe. https://abc13.com/5671312/

10/29/2019

Congratulations Mikayla and Kalea!!!!
Winners of the HCSAC Video Challenge.
We look forward to seeing your work on the big screen!

LISTEN Whether or not your kids or students have tried vaping, they’ll benefit from a good talk. And a good talk starts ...
10/27/2019

LISTEN Whether or not your kids or students have tried vaping, they’ll benefit from a good talk. And a good talk starts with listening. Let the kids tell you about their world. Start the conversation generally by asking if a lot of kids at school vape. Once the conversation is initiated, you can slowly work up to asking things like, “What is your experience with that? What are the flavors like?” Get a sense of what they know (or think they know) about the product, which gives you an opening to start educating them.

Read more here ...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v138yixv04ovti3/AABEJPQINDqvx_C5o5HloRCQa?dl=0&preview=Red+Ribbon+2019.pdf

On June 8, 2019, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 21 into law, which raises the minimum age for distribution, possessi...
10/26/2019

On June 8, 2019, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 21 into law, which raises the minimum age for distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products from 18 to 21. The new law will go into effect on September 1, 2019 and excludes members of the military and those born prior to
08/31/2019.

Get more details here ...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v138yixv04ovti3/AABEJPQINDqvx_C5o5HloRCQa?dl=0&preview=Red+Ribbon+2019.pdf

Vaping devices are not just being used for nicotine – they are also being used to vaporize THC, the chemical responsible...
10/25/2019

Vaping devices are not just being used for nicotine – they are also being used to vaporize THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's mind-altering effects, often through cannabis-infused oils in place of e-liquids.

Find out more facts here ...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v138yixv04ovti3/AABEJPQINDqvx_C5o5HloRCQa?dl=0&preview=Red+Ribbon+2019.pdf

This week, students across Hood County recognized Red Ribbon Week by participating in substance abuse prevention activit...
10/25/2019
Start the conversation during... | Start Talking Now

This week, students across Hood County recognized Red Ribbon Week by participating in substance abuse prevention activities at school. Continue the conversation with your kids. Ask them what they did for Red Ribbon Week. Talk to them about the dangers of vaping, underage drinking, and drugs. Be engaged. Ask questions.

Parents and other influential adults play an important role in the lives of young people. Middle School

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette ...
10/24/2019

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Vape devices can look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes, while others resemble USB sticks, guitar picks or a small cellphone. Vape pens generally are available for $20 and up.

Get more facts on vaping with this link ...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v138yixv04ovti3/AABEJPQINDqvx_C5o5HloRCQa?dl=0&preview=Red+Ribbon+2019.pdf

According to the recently released National Youth Tobacco Survey, vaping, also known as e-cigarette use or juuling, incr...
10/23/2019

According to the recently released National Youth Tobacco Survey, vaping, also known as e-cigarette use or juuling, increased 78 percent among high school students and 48 percent among middle school students between 2017 and 2018. This represents 1.5 million new initiates in just one year.

Get more facts on vaping with this link ...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v138yixv04ovti3/AABEJPQINDqvx_C5o5HloRCQa?dl=0&preview=Red+Ribbon+2019.pdf

This sting was made possible with the assistance of the Hood County Substance Abuse Council. https://www.facebook.com/15...
10/16/2019
Alcohol Sting Nets Four Clerks | Hood County Today

This sting was made possible with the assistance of the Hood County Substance Abuse Council.

https://www.facebook.com/1532307207032473/posts/2396757213920797/

Alcohol Sting Nets Four Clerks On 10-11-19 Hood County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and TABC Agents conducted alcohol stings with fifty-two convenience stores in Hood County. During the operation, young people between 18 and 20 years of age were sent into the convenience stores attempting to purchase...

10/10/2019
Proper use, proper storage, and proper disposal of unused medications are key! HCSAC Coordinator, Teresa Turner, educate...
10/03/2019

Proper use, proper storage, and proper disposal of unused medications are key! HCSAC Coordinator, Teresa Turner, educates not only youth in substance abuse prevention, but also visited with Hood County seniors last week! Please do not flush expired/ unused meds! RX Takeback day is Saturday Oct. 26th!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2562283253793007&id=135897623098261

We had a special treat on Friday when Kelli Brown brought a friend! Teresa Turner spoke to the clients about the correct way to dispose of their prescription medications. She also handed out kits to dispose of them properly. REMINDER: Please do NOT flush your medications down the toilet!!

What you should know about the multistate outbreak of severe lung problems linked to e-cigarettes and vapingThe CDC has ...
09/17/2019
What you should know about the multistate outbreak of severe lung problems linked to e-cigarettes and vaping

What you should know about the multistate outbreak of severe lung problems linked to e-cigarettes and vaping

The CDC has updated its previous warning to suggest that e-cigarette and vaping device users refrain from using the products at all during the course of its investigation.

https://www.addictionpolicy.org/blog/tag/research-you-can-use/vaping-and-lungs

New studies suggest that, even beyond the recent headlines, vaping may cause health problems through unexpected chemicals and impacts on blood flow.

After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes
09/13/2019
After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes

After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes

Hundreds of people possibly may be ill after vaping, the CDC said. Officials confirmed at least three people have died after using e-cigarettes and are investigating for more information.

09/10/2019
Parents of teen vaping victim demand regulation

Parents of teen vaping victim demand regulation

The parents of an 18-year-old who was recently hospitalized due to what doctors described as a "sudden and severe lung illness due to vaping" are demanding m...

09/10/2019
Cuomo Prime Time

Daughter almost died from vaping-related illness!

US health officials announced that they are now aware of at least 450 possible cases of severe lung disease that could be caused by vaping.

Parents of 18-year-old Piper Johnson join CNN's Chris Cuomo to discuss what they call an "epidemic" after their daughter nearly died from a vaping-related illness. https://cnn.it/2HOCwdU

Advice to My College Freshman
09/09/2019
Advice to My College Freshman

Advice to My College Freshman

Don’t take other people’s Adderall. Granola bars have a lot of sugar. The stamp goes in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.

09/04/2019
Our teens are busy and likely stressed/ anxious.  Be on the lookout for warning signs
09/03/2019

Our teens are busy and likely stressed/ anxious. Be on the lookout for warning signs

08/21/2019
08/21/2019
08/21/2019

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