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The Relationship Between Video Games and Anxiety 08/16/2019

Do video games cause anxiety? This is a common question without an easy yes-or-no answer. Researchers haven’t found evidence that video games cause anxiety directly; instead, studies continue to show that video games and anxiety are correlated. This means that, rather than having a cause-and-effect relationship, the two relate and contribute to each other.

Addiction, Article, Video games

·         According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
·         In the Tampa Bay area, when compared to other days of the year, the average number of deaths from crashes involving teen drivers. Ages 16–19, increased by 16 percent during those 100 days. 
·         60 percent of teen crashes are caused by distracted driving
·         The biggest distraction? Other people in the car.
·         Crashes involving alcohol kill one in every 100,000 teens during the summer months.
What parents can do:
·        Talk to your teens about the importance of not allowing others to distract them in the car and to be a non-distracting passenger. Remind them that cars have passenger limits based on the number of seats, and to never get into an over-loaded car.
·         Set and enforce reasonably early curfews for teens during the summer months. Sleepy driving can be deadly driving.
·         Agree upon a safe word that your teen can text to you at any time that means “Come pick me up.” Give your teen the option of getting a ride home with mom or dad, no questions asked.
·         Remind them, daily, to not text, SnapChat, Instagram, or WhatsApp and drive.
·         Talk to them, continuously, about the dangers of driving impaired.

Article, Parents
2019 4 HCADA Drug Take Back- Gary 04/28/2019 Article, HCADA Interview
2018 Marijuana in Colorado Volume 5 09/12/2018 Article, Marijuana
Best Of The Bay 6/23/18 - Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance 06/23/2018 Article, HCADA Interview, Snelling, White
Mixing Alcohol and Medicine 06/03/2018 Alcohol, Article, NIAAA
Get Smart About Drugs 05/30/2018

Drug Information, Paraphernalia, Images, ....

All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information, PARAPHERNALIA, Programs Educational Material
Drug Paraphernalia 05/28/2018

Information on current drug paraphernalia

All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information, PARAPHERNALIA
Opioids-Drug Information 05/28/2018

Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure.

Prescription Opioids



All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information
Marijuana-Drug Information 05/28/2018

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indicaplant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds.

All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information, Marijuana
EyeDentifying Drug Abuse 05/28/2018

When the following signs and symptoms are consistently  identified, along with  other health consequences like changes in hair, changes teeth, changes  skin, changes mental health, and changes social habits, they can indicate problematic substance use.   The person generally loses interest in life,  stops setting goals and struggles with activities of daily living. 


All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information
Alcohol- Drug Information 05/28/2018

Alcohol Effects on the Body

Data and Statistics- SAMHSA


Alcohol, All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information
Emerging Trends and Alerts- NIDA 05/27/2018 All Drug Information, Article, Drug Information, PARAPHERNALIA, Trends
Alcohol and Public Health- CDC 05/26/2018

Alcohol, Article, CDC


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