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February Is American Heart Month

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 by

Guarding your heart health is an important life goal, and a worthwhile investment in both addiction recovery and your general well-being. In case you didn’t know, February is American Heart Month! The American Heart Association (in conjunction with Cedars-Sanai Medical Center) has provided some excellent guidelines for elevating your heart health. Check out the graphic

The new year is here! Here are some tips for getting and staying healthy in 2022! 5 Tips for a healthier you! 1. Avoid smoking Tobacco consumption and exposure to second-hand smoke are important causes of premature death from heart and lung disease, myocardial infarction and cancer. If you smoke, you can put a stop

Town Hall Meeting this Monday 10-21-19

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 by

Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is partnering with Healthy Guilford Coalition and UNCG to host a town hall meeting this coming Monday, 10/21/2019. The town hall focus will be on preventing underage drinking. A 32″ flatscreen TV will be given away at the event as well as $25 gift cards and other prizes. The event

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it intends to lower the allowable level of nicotine contained in cigarettes. The linked article states that approximately 35 million people still smoke in America (a new historical low) although hundreds of thousands die each year in the U.S. from tobacco-related illnesses. The American Heart Association

Pot Use Among College Students

Monday, 26 June 2017 by

A University of Michigan study funded by the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that college students are presently 51% more likely to use marijuana than same age peers who are not enrolled in college. This trend has been increasing at about 10% per year for several years underscoring the need for increased prevention

SAMHSA published an article on their website referencing data collected from 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers. The article stated that Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders have a negative effect on Americans’ longevity, productivity, and general health. Specifically, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders were cited as having the greatest impact on health. Substance

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stated that more research is needed on the health effects of vaping. In a statement issued today, he expressed that e-cigarettes have the potential to create a whole new generation of nicotine addicts. E-cigarettes turn liquid nicotine into an inhaled vapor. While being touted as safer than cigarettes because of the

Giving Up Tobacco

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

Tobacco has been one of the most prevalent, long-standing addictions in America. Fortunately, tobacco use has declined over the past 30 years with many public buildings, retail stores, and restaurants having banned smoking as a service to their patrons. Smoking cigarettes was once a rite of passage as teens aspired to look older and act

“Vaping” is a recently popularized method of drug delivery that originated with electronic cigarettes. Vaping involves inhaling the aerosol vapors of a heated liquid – which in the case of cigarettes is about ingesting nicotine. However, there are other intoxicants that can be “vaped’, and there is emerging national concern that youthful experimentation with e-cigarettes

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The NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) recently published the results of its 2014 ‘Monitoring The Future‘ survey which examined teen attitudes and behavior in regard to alcohol and other drugs. The survey groups were students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The study was facilitated by researchers at the University of Michigan. Notable

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