Tag Archives: Substance abuse

Cigarette and Alcohol Use at Historic Low Among Teens

This is great news, shared through the PhPartners New Links Announcement [PHPARTNERS_LINK@LIST.NIH.GOV] http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2011/nida-14.htm Cigarette and alcohol use by eighth, 10th and 12th-graders are at their lowest point since the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey began polling teenagers in 1975, according … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Support for Teens

NCI Launches Smoking Cessation Support for Teens http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2011/nci-05.htm The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched an initiative, SmokefreeTXT, a free text message cessation service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking. Related articles NCI … Continue reading

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Website: HHS Office of Adolescent Health

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. by Cheryl Rowan “The Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new information-rich website on adolescent health issues, including physical, mental and reproductive … Continue reading

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About Teens

The following was posted on http://nnlm.gov/bhic/ The Pediatrician’s Role In Preventing HIV Infection Pediatricians can play a key role in preventing and identifying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by promoting risk-reduction counseling and offering routine testing to adolescent and young … Continue reading

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Videos on Alcohol Use and Older Adults

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://nihseniorhealth.gov/videolist.html#alcoholuse What life events trigger drinking problems in older adults? What help is available? If you drink and want to cut back, how can you do it? An expert on alcohol addiction … Continue reading

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Promoting a Healthy Work Environment in Homeless Services Webcast

Posted on the BHIC Blog   http://bit.ly/dOo2bS Thursday, January 27, 2011 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time People working in homeless services, regardless of their position, face challenging working conditions and are at risk of burnout. How can agencies best … Continue reading

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Safe Disposal of Medications

On September 25, 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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