For release: 2018 End of Year Evaluation Report: Community Perceptions of Substance Use and Outcomes of Educational Activities

Service providers and community coalitions throughout Southern Arizona under contract with Cenpatico Integrated Care, Inc addressed substance use and misuse among youth and older adults across four Counties in Southern Arizona. Results from data collected across two years, 2016-2018, are reported. Topics include: Prevailing problems of substance misuse Community perceptions of youth access to substances […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved. How can […]

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National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness

Prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives, including where and how we live, learn, work and play. Everyone—government, businesses, educators, health care institutions, communities and every single American—has a role in creating a healthier nation. The National Prevention Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who […]

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NIH Monitoring the Future survey shows use of most illicit substances down, but past year marijuana use relatively stable

The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription […]

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Marks Progress in Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and Research

President Obama made health care reform a reality for America.  He also recognized that substance use disorders are a critical public health issue. Today at the White House, Administration officials and other leaders from across the country highlighted the progress that has been made over the past eight years in substance use disorder prevention, treatment, […]

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