According to Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works , 24 states scored five or lower out of 10 on key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs that can improve the well-being of children and youth and have been connected with preventing and reducing substance -- alcohol, tobacco or other drugs -- misuse Four states tied for the lowest score of three out of a possible 10 -- Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wyoming -- while two states achieved 10 out of 10…
Why Males Are More Prone to Substance Misuse
When it comes to addiction and addiction treatment, men and women are far from equal. What makes males more prone to substance misuse and abuse?
10 More Facts on How Employee Substance Misuse Impacts Businesses
More than 70 percent of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a recent survey by the
Alcohol remains most abused substance in Frederick County, mirroring national trends
Local health experts say that alcohol remains the most abused substance in Frederick County and rates of high-risk drinking continue to rise, a trend increasingly overshadowed in recent years by
How Santa Clarita Valley’s schools address drug use, misuse in the classroom
Before addiction takes hold of teens and derails their lives, these young adults spend the majority of their days in the classroom. Oftentimes, schools are seen as the first or second line of defense against peer pressure, drug usage and drug addiction for students as young as five. In the Santa Clarita Valley, all five …
Vox Populi: 'Georgia Southern University should invite speakers with substance
Vox Populi is the voice of the people. Contact email@example.com or 912-525-0869. “The world is obviously a safer place with the recent
How seniors can reduce risk of prescription misuse
For medicine to be effective and safe, it has to be taken properly. This can be difficult even with just a single prescription. It can become even more of a challenge with age. A 2016 survey by Harvard researchers found that almost four in 10 people over age 65 now use five or more medications. …
Why Russia gave up Alaska
The tale of how and why Russia ceded its control over Alaska to the U.S. 150 years ago is actually two tales and two intertwining histories.
Missouri official: No proof Hawley misused public resources
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says his office didn't find evidence to back up allegations that U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley misused public resources while serving as Missouri's attorney general.
Teens converge to learn about substance abuse prevention
Western North Carolina high school students are seeing many of their classmates turning to drugs, alcohol and e-cigarettes to cope with stress brought on
Substance Abuse Awareness Conference is Sept. 20
THATCHER — Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition invites the public to the 13th annual Graham-Greenlee Substance Abuse Awareness Conference on Thursday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Eastern Arizona College
How investing in early education is good for Alaska's economy
The capital city can also serve as an example for the rest of the state in another way: early childhood development.
Why do Alaska’s mountain goats eat lichen?
Mountain goats appeared on the cliffs near Nugget Falls in February, as they often do.
Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot level before they crashed, the
Substance abuse trends the focus of lunch program
Representatives from area police departments and substance abuse care providers will share trends and statistics about drug use locally, with a special emphasis on kids, at a lunch program next
Shawnee City Commission: Misuse concerns aired, audit awaited
Once again, a Shawnee resident and former city commissioner addressed the city commission Monday night to air his concerns to the board, alleging the city
Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska regulators on Thursday approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant step for the cannabis industry in the state after years of debate The 3-2 vote by the Marijuana Control Board does not mean people can light up at shops right away Rather, interested businesses would have to apply for a special onsite use endorsement and…
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A member of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet resigned Thursday amid accusations he lied about his business background Department of Administration Commissioner Jonathan Quick tendered his resignation - even after the governor's office stood behind him - saying he didn't want to become a distraction In his resignation letter, Quick said he refutes some of the claims made against him, but did…
MSU researchers travel to Alaska to assess climate trends
A team of students and faculty from the MSU College of Agriculture will combine drone imagery, ground sampling and satellite remote sensing data to create a complete image of the
10 killed in Alaska air taxi fire
All 10 people aboard an air taxi were killed Sunday when it crashed and burst into flames at a airport in southern Alaska, authorities said.