Calls to Poison Center Surge About Misuse, Abuse of Substances

Calls to Poison Center surge about misuse, abuse of substances

Filed under: Substance Abuse

More people are using bath salts, above, and other substances to try to get drunk or high. By AMY NEFF ROTH Calls to the Upstate New York Poison Center about substance misuse, abuse and intentional overdose have doubled in the last few years, …
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Caerphilly youth workers in training day to tackle alcohol abuse by young people

Filed under: Substance Abuse

Youth workers across Caerphilly County Borough have taken part in a training day to help them tackle the problem of alcohol misuse among young people. Fourteen youth workers, working with young people aged 11 to 25, took part in an Alcohol Brief …
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Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Coordination Bill signed into law

Filed under: Substance Abuse

Ben Sherrer, D-Pryor Creek, allows the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to establish a law enforcement behavioral health emergency dispatch system if specifically requested in two or more regional emergency medical service plans …
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Kristi Le: Increase in use of gateway drug leads to increased abuse of other

Filed under: Substance Abuse

Kristi Le is Prevention Resource Center coordinator at Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Across the United States, teenagers are becoming less aware of the dangers of marijuana use. While negative influences abound, positive messages …


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