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Our substance abuse prevention programs use an array of strategies to target populations, ranging from adolescents to adults. Our programs are based on the goal of empowering people to make choices that will ensure healthy and productive lives while providing options that help reduce the harm... Full Bio
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Have you become your teen's drug dealer? What's in your medicine cabinet? by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction This presentation was created by Ronni Katz and Amanda Edgar for the 11/29/10 CADCA town hall. Have you become your teen's drug dealer? What's in your medicine cabinet? ... Read on »
Community Forum on Rx Drug Abuse: 11/29/10 by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction On Monday November 29, 2010 from 6:30-8:00 at King Middle School , we will gather with members of the Portland community to discuss the risks of prescription drug abuse a ... Read on »
Public Health in the Correctional Setting: Challenges & Opportunities by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Presentation from the 2010 Maine Public Health Association's annual meeting (http://www.mainepublichealth.org) Public Health in the Correctional Setting: Challenges & Opport ... Read on »
Release from Prison & the Risk of Overdose: New Research by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction When we do our educational groups at the Cumberland County Jail and the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, we stress the importance of learning about tolerance and the ri ... Read on »
The Intersection Between Partner Violence & Substance Abuse: Reports & Awareness by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction There has been a lot of chatter among our " friends " and " followers " about the connection between alcohol/substance use and domestic/intimate partner violence over the pa ... Read on »
Socioeconomic status & health risks by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction This blog post stems from an article that was posted this morning by @ LaDonna Coy from a ScienceDaily article entitled " Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Cortisol Leve ... Read on »
Chronic Pain: Risk Management by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Over the course of the last hour I came across three separate yet related articles that address the issues regarding the treatment and management of chronic pain.  Below you ... Read on »
For parents, a child’s addiction also brings social stigma (Patriot Ledger) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction (Hat Tip: NOPE TaskForce ) The Patriot Ledger Posted Jan 09, 2010 BRAINTREE — Bill Brids wakes up every morning knowing that today co ... Read on »
Peer Pressure is What Made Me Use Drugs and Alcohol (INTERVENE @ DrugFree.org) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction "As a young girl, two of the more traumatic things I went through were growing up with an alcoholic parent and my parents’ divorce. I tried to stuff the void I experienced ... Read on »
Parent reports underage drinking party (21 Reasons) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction From 21 Reasons Talk Blog: "Over the weekend, Portland police broke up an underage drinking party, thanks to the report of a parent whose teen was involved: ... Read on »
Many Parents Encourage Underage Drinking, Australian Study Finds (ScienceDaily) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2009) — Half of Australian adults and 63 per cent of Australians on a higher income believe 15- to 17-year-olds should be allowed to consume alcohol ... Read on »
A Stocked Bar For Holidays Can Be Introduction To Addiction by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Most people would not believe that a fully stocked refrigerator and bar could precede an alcohol or drug addiction later in life. A survey by SAMSHA (Substance ... Read on »
Tips for Preventing the Holiday Blues, Staying Sober (Hazelden) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction "Most people know the holidays can be a period of emotional highs and lows. Loneliness, anxiety, happiness and sadness are common feelings, sometimes experienced in star ... Read on »
The Straight Dope: Studies link parental monitoring w/decreased marijuana usage (ScienceDaily) by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2009) — "Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug by adolescents, with almost 42% of high school seniors admitting to having experimented with i ... Read on »
Texts 2 U? by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Portland Public Health Division's (HHSD) Substance Abuse Prevention Program is trying to gather information from parents/parenting adults to see if they'd like to rece ... Read on »
The messages just keep coming... by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The more and more we search the 'net and blogs, we keep coming across a very universal message when it comes to teens: parental involvement matters.  Whether it's about te ... Read on »
Live from the 2009 MAPSA Convention! by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Maine Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention ( MAPSA ) is holding its annual prevention convention in Bangor, Maine and Portland Prevention was there! This year's conv ... Read on »
Building Assets into Halloween by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction From the blog, Giving Youth the Asset Edge "Halloween offers an opportunity to move beyond candy to old fashion porch sitting and friendship building. The list of 40 ... Read on »
NIDA Reaches Out to Teens During "Talk About Prescriptions Month" by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction October is "Talk About Prescriptions Month," and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is launching a prescription drug abuse education video to promote the observ ... Read on »
Portland collecting old meds on Thursday by Portland Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Submitted by John Richardson (PORTLAND PRESS HERALD) on Wed, 10/07/2009 Old and unw ... Read on »