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Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.

Introduction

Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Webinar Objectives:

1. Examine evidence-based physical activity interventions for influencing youth substance use and mental health

2. Explore research assessing physical activity, exercise and sport on later substance use and mental health of youth and young adults

3. Assess how prevention coalitions & organizations address physical activity, exercise and sports for youth

Free Webinar: Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention

Webinar Objectives:

Flavored vapor product ban in effect

At the October 9, 2019 Washington State Board of Health [SBOH] meeting, an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products in the state was adopted.  It is anticipated to take effect October 10, 2019.

The emergency rule:

1) Imposes a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, including flavored THC vapor products, in Washington.

Public comment on recommendations for primary care–based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in youth

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on primary care–based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults. The Task Force found that more research is needed on how clinicians can help keep young people from starting to use drugs.

Draft conceptual marijuana enforcement rules for review

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) launched rulemaking last fall to revise penalty rules, but the legislative debate during the 2019 Legislative session on ESSB 5318 re-focused the direction and goals of the rule revisions. The agency convened a workgroup of cannabis industry attorneys and other licensees and representatives to collaboratively overhaul the penalty rules. One or two meetings per month were held over several months to re-write the rules.

Surgeon General releases advisory on marijuana’s damaging effects on the developing brain

Today, Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, issued an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks of marijuana use.

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report released

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the latest data findings from the

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