Brazoria County Community Coalition-BACODA

Brazoria County Community Coalition-BACODA The Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol's Brazoria County Community Coalition. Includes Rx Abuse Prevention Task Force and Tobacco Use Prevention Task Force.
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For more information contact Coalition Coordinator Dannielle Meyer at [email protected] or visit www.bacoda.org/contactus.html for general BACODA information.

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Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead for a designated driver or a rideshare.  #DriveSober
01/09/2021

Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead for a designated driver or a rideshare. #DriveSober

Edible marijuana is packaged and marketed to youth. THC levels and added chemicals are unknown.  These products are not ...
01/07/2021
Man, Teen Arrested After Children Get Sick From Edible Marijuana

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
01/06/2021

Galveston County Community Coalition

#PreventionWorks

Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition
01/06/2021

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:
➡️Psychotic episodes
➡️Hallucinations
➡️Paranoia
➡️Panic attacks
➡️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 ...
01/05/2021

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.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/encouragement

#DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Texas Department of State Health Services
01/03/2021

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. #LiveTobaccoF...
01/03/2021
YesQuit.org

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...
01/01/2021

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.
01/01/2021

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 – ...
12/31/2020
Myths and Facts | MADD

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...
12/31/2020

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, @silver...
12/30/2020

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 smok...
12/29/2020

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.

12/29/2020
Do you need ideas on what to watch with your children? Here is a list of good documentaries that help youth gain knowled...
12/27/2020
12 Documentaries To Watch With Your Family — SCREENAGERS

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 situati...
12/26/2020

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

12/25/2020
"When people are in pain, they sometimes experience more than just physical suffering. They can also feel stressed, anxi...
12/24/2020
Helping a Brain in Pain

"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.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
12/23/2020

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.
https://loom.ly/Vn7uiiE
#HolidayStress

Tobacco Companies Tried to Profit Off Virus, Lawmaker Group Says
12/22/2020
Tobacco Companies Tried to Profit Off Virus, Lawmaker Group Says

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!
12/22/2020

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 m...
12/22/2020
ADPH unanimously classifies tianeptine as class II drug, banning it from being sold over the counter

"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 ...
12/21/2020

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

"Drinking alcohol in the first weeks of pregnancy increases the chance of miscarriage. When you are ready to get pregnan...
12/19/2020
Each Week of Alcohol Use Increases Risk of Miscarriage

"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
12/18/2020

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.

Sober Skipper
12/17/2020

Sober Skipper

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

Whether it's a vape cloud or a cigarette puff, make sure you and your kids know that both have permanent consequences on...
12/15/2020

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...
12/13/2020
An Evidence-Based Campaign to Reduce Teen Vaping

"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...

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This weekend my fellow fishermen. Heighten Enforcement on the water looking for impaired boaters. Don't Boat Under the Influence!