SAMHSA Issues Report on Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use

Published 07-23-2017

A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report found that: In 2015, about 684,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 used inhalants in the past year. Adolescents were more likely than adults aged 18 or older to have used inhalants in the past year to get high (2.7 vs. 0.4 percent). Female adolescents were more likely than male adolescents to have used inhalants in the past month (3.2 vs. 2.3 percent). In 2015, more than half of adolescents who used inhalants in the past year (59.0 percent) had used 1 to 11 days in the past year; about 1 in 5 (19.3...

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Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State

Published 06-30-2017

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the United States have been rising for two decades. Between 2000 and 2013, the opioid overdose rate—among all ages, races, genders, and ethnicities—nearly quadrupled, increasing from 0.7 to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Drug overdose is now the single greatest cause of unintentional deaths in America. Suffolk County, in downstate New York, has been hit particularly hard. With 337 heroin-related deaths between 2009 and 2013, Suffolk County reported more such deaths than any other county in New York State. And in 2014, the age-adjusted opioid-related death rate in Suffolk County was 12.6 per 100,000, compared...

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SPOTLIGHT: Grand Island, NE Affiliate’s Drug Education Programs

Published 06-30-2017

The Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, with a mission of offering hope and changing lives by fostering healthy lifestyles, has a number of services aimed at providing alcohol and other drug education to the community. Among them are: Prime for Life (MIP)—This is an eight-hour alcohol education class for youth ages 20 and younger. The goal of this program is to reduce the incidence of alcohol and other drug-related problems in youth. It is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program that focuses on personal risk-reduction (choices) and self-assessment specifically related to alcohol. The program is voluntary but many youth...

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County, Inc. Delhi, NY, Affiliate of the Month - July 201…

  Mission Statement: The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC) is dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse by providing education, information, and referral services. Vision: We envision a future where ADAC, Inc. is a powerful, community resource & partner whose effective core services reach youth, adults, & seniors throughout Delaware County. The Council will vigorously advocate for change in individuals, families, and communities resulting in healthy positive choices. Visit their website Like them on Facebook NCADD Affiliates    

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