Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders

NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people A new study shows that in the time after first trying cannabis or first misusing prescription drugs, the percentages of young people who develop the corresponding substance use disorder are higher among adolescents (ages 12-17) than…

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From the Marijuana Report

Greetings! This is post from our NPN Network group…Phew…Gail   From The Marijuana Report:  The article in Politico gives some interesting background relative to not knowing what 1/3 of the chemicals used in or become a by product when CBD is converted to Delta-8 – yikes. High anxiety over federal weed loophole A new fad…

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Vaping Pot

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who vape pot are more likely to wheeze and cough than those who smoke or vape nicotine, new survey data reveals. Reports from U.S. kids 12 to 17 show they have a higher risk of wheezing, suffering from a dry cough, and having their sleep, speech or…

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Welcome Alisha Anthony!

Greetings! As announced at the Prevention Coordinator’s meeting, Alisha Anthony has been hired as the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Coordinator in the Office of Behavioral Health Wellness! Alisha has a Master’s in Public Health with a Concentration in Health Promotion and Prevention.  Her experience includes working for the Virginia Department of Health, both at…

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Prevention Talks: Family-Based Prevention During COVID-19

YOU ARE INVITED TO: PREVENTION TALKS Prevention Talks is an open online discussion hosted by APSI with speakers who will explore some of the current issues and their potential impact on prevention research and practice.  Speakers will represent a variety of stakeholders in the field including prevention decision-makers at the state and regional level; prevention…

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Tobacco prevention use grant opportunity

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce a new round of three-year Tobacco Use Prevention funding. In addition to funding tobacco, nicotine, and vaping prevention and cessation instruction, the RFP will include a brand new funding category, supporting community projects aimed at reducing tobacco, nicotine, and vaping product use among specific youth populations. The full RFP will be…

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Congratulations Prevention Coalitions of Virginia!!!

Greetings!!! This came along with a phone call this morning!! “CADCA- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of Virginia-  is thrilled to be able to honor Virginia with the 2021 State Membership Award this year for Virginia’s commitment to prevention and community coalition development by mobilizing communities to prevent substance use disorder. The award will be presented to…

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