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Alcohol and Public Health- CDC 05/26/2018

Alcohol, Article, CDC
Making Summer Safe 05/26/2018 Article, Other Resources
2018 5 Hillsborough County Alcohol Facts 05/22/2018

2017 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Central Breath Testing Data
 4,077 DUI arrests countywide
 1,798 Tampa Police Department DUI arrests
 1,740 HCSO DUI arrests
 .143 Average BAC and 42.19% breath test refusal rate

Alcohol, Article
Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention 05/21/2018

Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention

Article, Prevention Program, Programs Educational Material
Effective Prevention Programs 05/16/2018

All Drug Information, Article, Prevention Program, Programs Educational Material
Ineffective Prevention Programs 05/14/2018

Read about prevention education programs that are ineffective and why they are ineffective. 

Article, Prevention Program, Programs Educational Material
Why is adolescence a critical time for preventing drug addiction? 05/14/2018

Science of Addiction- National Institute of Drug Abuse  (beginning of information)

Early use of drugs increases a person’s chances of developing addiction. Remember, drugs change brains—and this can lead to addiction and other serious problems. So, preventing early use of drugs or alcohol may go a long way in reducing these risks. If we can prevent young people from experimenting with drugs, we can prevent drug addiction.

All Drug Information, Article, Prevention Program, Programs Educational Material
Kratom 05/14/2018

Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. When kratom is taken in small amounts, users report increased energy, sociability, and alertness instead of sedation. However, kratom can also cause uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous side effects.

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All Drug Information, Article, Kratom
Drinking, drugs are most dangerous things college students face 05/06/2018

“A lot of people my age didn't realize I had a problem. Because I wasn't using certain drugs, because I wasn't drinking early in the morning or doing the 'typical' alcoholic stereotypes,” said Pollard.

Alcohol, Article, Parents
Pediatricians recommend screening children for drug use starting at age 9 04/29/2018

Young children are getting their hands on drugs more than ever before. It's becoming such a concern that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending children as young as nine be screened for substance abuse.

All Drug Information, Article, Drug Screening, HCADA General, Parents, Professional, Youth
2018 Florida Driving Impaired Survey 04/13/2018

The results of this study provide the Florida DHSMV with a substantial amount of information about Florida residents’ perceptions of and behaviors related to impaired driving.

All Drug Information, Article, Florida, Impaired, Reports
Opioid use prevalent among electronic dance music partygoers 04/13/2018

One in 10 electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees have misused opioids in the past year, exceeding the national average, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

Article, EDM, Opioid

Hillsborough County has consistently been ranked the worst or near the worst in Florida for DUI crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Given the dangers of impaired driving and the importance of reducing recidivism to promote long-term community safety, the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) has established the Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism (“RIDR”) initiative.

Article, State Attorney
Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns 03/10/2018

Heavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Alcohol, Article, Heavy Drinkers
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia 03/10/2018

Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Alcohol, Article, Study


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