(Portland, Oregon) Small businesses in the Portland area now have a new, useful resource for drug prevention in the workplace.
CARSA – Community Action to Reduce Substance Abuse – has added to its website a series of links to information that small businesses can use to provide assistance for employees and develop drug-free plans.
“Most businesses in Oregon agree that on-the-job substance abuse is a major problem,” says Louise Grant, co-chair of the CARSA business committee.
Your support is needed to urge the NCAA to change its alcohol advertising policy when its leadership meets in early August. Visit the Center for Science in the Public Interest action center to learn more and send a message.
Every so often, I read something about how this country could cut down on binge drinking by college students if parents would just allow their teens to experience small amounts of alcoholic beverages at home and learn how to drink responsibly.
This month in the Lake Oswego Review, a teen wrote a piece pointing out that kids in Europe start drinking at home at an early age. And if only kids didn't have to be put up with scare tactics from their parents, they'd be so much better off and not have to go crazy once they're out of the house and on to college.
I agree with the young author on
Join Together published the following on their website, and it's an issue Oregon Partnership is trying to emphasize in the public arena. Parents need to be aware that enabling their kids to drink is dangerous, unhealthy, and against the law.
Adults over the age of 21, including a substantial number of parents and guardians, are contributing to the underage drinking phenomenon by supplying free alcohol to young people, a nationwide report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has found.
The report, Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 Na
This from the July 11 Join Together newsletter......A new report finds that the number of online pharmacies may be declining, but the vast majority still don't require customers to provide a prescription before ordering controlled drugs.
The "You've Got Drugs V: Prescription Drug Pushers on the Internet" report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) said that of the 365 websites that researchers found selling prescription drugs online, just two were certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and 85 percent sold drugs without a prescription.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars are increasingly turning to alcohol when they return home to cope with the lingering stress of their combat experiences, sometimes with tragic consequences, the New York Times reported July 8.
"The problem in today's military is soldiers have to be warriors, killers, do war, but we don't allow them any releases like we used to," said Bryan Lane, a former special forces sergeant who suffered a brain injury in Iraq and is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. "You can't go out and drink, you can't get into a fight.
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