Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead for a designated driver or a rideshare. #DriveSober
The Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol's Brazoria County Community Coalition. Includes Rx Abuse Prevention Task Force and Tobacco Use Prevention Task Force.
Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead for a designated driver or a rideshare. #DriveSober
A free training opportunity presented by Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth on "Advocacy and the Legislative Process." Register now! Registration link: https://web.cvent.com/event/4593204f-3242-438e-a7c0-c1fb213390e3/summary
Save the date for the Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00 for the first coalition meeting of 2021. Will Rich is presenting on menthol cigarettes and the marketing to minorities.
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkc-CtqDkjGtSGcD9mj7TaMtB1HfUZjUn1
Edible marijuana is packaged and marketed to youth. THC levels and added chemicals are unknown. These products are not regulated and illegal in Texas.
A 10-year-old ended up in the hospital after eating edible marijuana, a 13-year-old also got sick and police arrested a man and a teen who are accused of selling the drugs to the children after family members of the victims confronted and detained them. Naugatuck police said they were called to a pa...
Galveston County Community Coalition
Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition
With marijuana now legal for medical or recreational use in more than half of the United States, the availability of pastries, candy and other tempting treats infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is on the rise—and so is the accidental poisoning risk these products pose to children who get ahold of them.
Despite their ordinary appearance, a single pot cookie or candy bar can contain several times the recommended adult dose of THC. Anyone who eats one of these edibles—especially a child—can experience overdose effects such as intoxication, altered perception, anxiety, panic, paranoia, dizziness, weakness, slurred speech, poor coordination, apnea, and heart problems.
For teens, regular marijuana use can impair memory and concentration, may interfere with learning, and is linked to lower odds of completing high school or obtaining a college degree. Regular use is also linked to psychological problems, poorer lung health, and a higher likelihood of drug dependence in adulthood. One-time use can alter motor control, coordination and judgment, which may contribute to unintentional deaths and injuries.
Negative side effects of marijuana edibles include:
➡️Impaired motor ability
See map of marijuana legality by state: https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state
Did you know that 76% of people who write down their goals successfully achieve them? Help your kids start the year on the right foot by setting goals that set them up for success and away from substance use.
¿Sabías que el 76% de las personas que hacen una lista de sus objetivos los alcanzan con éxito? Ayuda a tus hijos a empezar el año con el pie derecho, estableciendo metas que los lleven al éxito y los alejen del uso de sustancias.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Your body and organs begin to heal the second you stop smoking. So leave smoking and tobacco behind in 2020 and start 2021 feeling healthier and stronger. Call the #TexasQuitLine at 1-877-YES-Quit or visit yesquit.org.
Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body and increases your risk of severe #COVID19 illness and hospitalization.
Looking for help quitting smoking? Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services for free resources. #LiveTobaccoFree
When you join the Yes Quit Tobacco Cessation program, we’ll help you create an easy-to-follow Quitting Plan that will help you take action and live the rest of your life tobacco-free. This time, try something different.
Welcome 2021! Last year was rough and the new year brings hope for prosperity and joy. Stay healthy and focused on your goals.
Don't drink and drive, arrive home safely. Plan ahead for a designated drive or a rideshare.
Do you know the myths and facts about the age 21 minimum drinking age? Teen alcohol use kills 4,300 people each year – that’s more than all illegal drugs combined.
Kids who start drinking young are seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash. MADD knows that by preventing underage drinking today, we can end drunk driving tomorrow.
Ringing in the new year? Make sure you know what your kids plans are for the night. If anyone’s popping and sipping some bubbly this new year’s, it should only be you. Bit.ly/DrugFreeTX #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX #N#nosocialhosting
Headed out for New Year’s Eve? @txdothouston has partnered with the Governors Highway Safety Association, @Lyft, @silvereagledistributors, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to offer $10 Lyft discount codes this New Year’s. To get the discount code check out the link in @txdothouston’s bio. Do your part to help #EndTheStreakTX.
Do you have a New Year's Resolution for 2021? Make a plan to accomplish your goal whether it be lose weight or quit smoking. Visit https://www.lung.org/ for ideas to start your tobacco free life.
Do you need ideas on what to watch with your children? Here is a list of good documentaries that help youth gain knowledge on environment, and the human condition. Get the snacks ready and enjoy the adventure.
Today I have picked some docs that are sure to expand your youth’s knowledge of the environment, society, politics, and most of all, human nature and the human condition. Also, I include discussion questions for some of the films.
Binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning, injuries, and increases risk of physical or sexual assault. Avoid situations that could lead to using alcohol. Be Your Best Self
"When people are in pain, they sometimes experience more than just physical suffering. They can also feel stressed, anxious, or depressed. Sometimes, these negative emotions lead a person to take more prescription pain medicine than they need, or to use other kinds of drugs, to try to feel better."
Scientists are learning more about a network of opioid receptors in the brain that might play an important role in helping control stress and anxiety related to pain.
Drug Free America Foundation
Give the gift of safe driving this holiday season! Make sure to plan ahead, make smart choices, and DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself emotionally. Teens who suffer from mental illness are at a higher risk for developing a substance use disorder. Learn about co-occurring conditions and how to get help.
Tobacco Companies Tried to Profit Off Virus, Lawmaker Group Says
A group of U.S. lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, has sent letters to two of the world’s largest tobacco companies alleging they attempted to “profit off the back of a global health crisis.”
Check out the Brazoria County Library System!
Do you have finals before the winter break? Prepare by using your library card to create flashcards, take practice tests, or connect with a FREE online tutor.
"Tianeptine is a highly addictive, synthetic drug that gives a euphoric high and strong withdrawal symptoms. It is the main ingredient in a supplement commonly sold in gas stations known as Tianaa."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Public Health Board of Directors unanimously passed a ruling that would reclassify tianeptine as a class II drug in the state. Tianeptine i…
Your kids on winter break? Make sure there’s still structure during the holidays. Days off school can lead some kids to substance use. Make a schedule for your kids to stay occupied and out of trouble. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/parents/preventing-teen-drug-use #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX #talktheyhearyou
Need to complete the Texas Drug Offender Education Program? Classes starting in January. Register today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRS_TDOEP_Registration_2018
"Drinking alcohol in the first weeks of pregnancy increases the chance of miscarriage. When you are ready to get pregnancy stop using alcohol."
Drinking alcohol in the first weeks of pregnancy increases the chance of miscarriage. Risk increases with each additional week of alcohol use from conception...
BACODA's Tobacco Prevention Task Force
During the pandemic, many of us are still working from home. Prolonged sitting is really bad for your health and we need to get creative and get moving.
Stretching, taking a walk, or grabbing a healthy snack between work loads are some easy activities you can do to improve your mental and physical health.
"In what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism."
Using weed while pregnant is linked to an increased risk of autism in babies, a new study has found.
It is that time of year to start thinking about decorating your boat for a holiday boat parade or taking your boat out to watch a parade of other boats. As we celebrate these seasonal events, it is important to keep boating safety in the forefront of your mind. The Sea Tow Foundation offers the following 6 tips for boaters heading out to for a holiday boat parade, to ensure everyone on board will have a safe and enjoyable time. Check out all the details at www.boatingsafety.com/blog
Holidays can cause additional stress to everyday life. Avoid using alcohol and other substances to reduce stress. Deep breathing techniques can help you relax, and regain your focus. For more tips on how to handle holiday stress visit:
Whether it's a vape cloud or a cigarette puff, make sure you and your kids know that both have permanent consequences on the health of your heart and lungs. Keep your kids safe and healthy. Learn more at https://worthit.org/resources.html #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX #BeNicotineFree
"Watch the video to learn how you can fight teen vaping use in your community quickly and efficiently with Rescue Agency’s Ready-Made campaign: Behind The Haze."
There is no question that teen vaping is an epidemic across the US. We are now at 28% teen vaping use in the past 30 days among US high school students, whic...
Offering the Texas Drug Offender Education Program. First Session starts in January. Sign up today @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRS_TDOEP_Registration_2018.
See flyer for details, call 1-800-510-3111 or visit www.bacoda.org.
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