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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NASADAD Synar Overview Document

From NASADAD: We are pleased to announce the release of a new resource, “An Overview of the Synar Provision: History, Impact of Tobacco 21 Legislation, and Recommendations.” Since passage of the federal tobacco 21 law in December 2019, we have received many questions related to the law’s impact on Synar. This document offers background on…

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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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NEW Series! Group Facilitation Skills Trainings

Register for upcoming trainings sponsored by the Office of Behavioral Health Wellness and conducted by ToP Facilitation Trainers. The methods and processes will be immediately applicable to interpersonal, small group and large group conversations, and will help participants facilitate productive discussions, shared awareness, decisions, planning and action at team, workgroup, committee, coalition, and community meetings….

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