Who knew that fighting the war on drugs would begin in your own medicine cabinet.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly where we are today because it is too easy for prescribed prescription drugs to fall into our kid’s hands.
The statistics speak for themselves. All in all more than three million teens in the United States abuse prescription drugs.
The economic upheaval is obviously resulting in more calls to Oregon Partnership's suicide prevention line.
Already in October, OP's LifeLine has handled 955 calls with ten days left in the month. That compares to the 1,270 calls the line received in the entire month of September and 816 calls in August.
"We've definitely seen more people in crisis as a result of the financial meltdown," said Leslie Storm, Oregon Partnership's Crisis Lines Director.
New Products Available From the “Face It, Parents” Campaign
A new campaign to educate adults about the dangers of furnishing alcohol to minors is underway, thanks to a combined effort by Oregon Partnership and the Oregon Liquor Control Mission.
New products, materials and posters are available at various liquor stores around the state, in hopes that parents get the message loud and clear: That most teens who obtain hard liquor, get it from home.
Among the items are bottle hangers featuring peal-off stickers that parents can put on their home alcohol supply that say, “At your age, dri
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For the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, it is crucial that we recognize the symptoms and signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, depression, and substance abuse.
There is no question that the financial meltdown is creating added stress and anxiety for countless Americans, and Oregon Partnership is feeling it on its crisis lines.
"Often, people feel they're in crisis when they lose their job or their house or are wallowing in financial chaos that's out of their control," said Leslie Storm, OP's Crisis Lines Director.
In August OP received 2,204 calls on our HelpLine and Suicide Intervention Lines.
In September, we received 2,872 calls.
This is a huge increase to experience in one month.
WHAT IS IT?
The Amethyst Initiative, founded by John McCardell, President Emeritus of Middlebury College and founder of a group called Choose Responsibility, calls for a national debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 and has more than 100 college presidents signed on. Presidents of Lewis & Clark, Pacific University, and Willamette University are among them.
McCardell has been an ardent supporter of lowering the drinking age, and although he calls for a “debate,” his views are clearly known.
The flawed rationale behind the initiative is that if the drinking age is lowe