AZ Central Article; Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, a nonprofit that works to prevent substance abuse, plans to use a State Opioid Response grant to install a drop box in south Phoenix for residents to safely get rid of leftover prescription pills. The push for another drop box comes as opioid overdoses have increased in the pandemic.
MYTH: My friends drink alcohol so it won’t hurt if I do too
FACT: Drinking during teen years interferes with normal brain development and changes the brain in ways that have negative effects on information processing and learning.
MYTH: I’m a safe driver even after drinking
FACT: SAMHSA Arizona’s state reports 18% percentage of all fatal crashes involving 15-20 year old drivers had a BAC (blood, alcohol, content) of 0.01
In a continued effort to serve our community we have put together a resource guide for our community members. We have a comprehensive list, all in one place, for you to easily access a variety of services focused in the South Mountain area. We hit the most pressing topics of mental well being, food security (including schools sites and mobile meals for children), as well as clinics serving the South Mountain Community. In addition it also has links to reliable Covid-19 resources, including Facebook resource groups, Spanish language resources, and telehealth sites for possible testing.
Today we will talk partner to partner violence. The CDC recognizes this act as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is the life threatening /damaging abuse caused by the significant other in a relationship. There are four types of abuse everyone should be aware of and a multitude of risk factors leading to future domestic violence experiences. The risk factors of IPV include individual risk, relationship risk, community risk and societal risk.
With a heavy focus being placed on the opioid epidemic, it is important that we don’t forget about or disregard the other substances that impact the health and wellbeing of our youth. One such substance is alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds an annual Monitoring the Future Survey that measures drug and alcohol use and views in our 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, and last year’s re
Frequently misused and abused drugs that are often forgotten about are over-the-counter medications. Over-the-counter medications do not require a prescription and include cold, allergy and cough medications that we are able purchase from any pharmacy.** Some over-the-counter medications do have the potential for misuse when taken at a higher than recommended dose, when taken to get high, or when mixed with other medications or drugs.
What over-the-counter medications should you be aware and wary of? The most commonly misused ones are Dextromethorphan (DXM) and Loperamide.