What is Drug Education?
Posted by Kara Thompson on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
When we hear the words “drug education,” we often conjure up an image of a police officer in front of a classroom talking about the dangers of trying drugs. But these outdated (and often ineffective) school-based drug education programs are not the be-all end-all of drug ed. As the prevalence of alcohol and drug use, experiences of substance-related harms and societal costs of substance use have increased, so too has the demand for alcohol and drug education and awareness programs. Read more
Risk of Injury: The Implications of Mental Health, Alcohol and Gender
Posted by Audra Roemer on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of deaths occur due to intentional and unintentional injuries related to alcohol use. Alcohol impairs coordination as well as our ability to perceive and respond to hazardous situations, making it more likely that we will get hurt. Research shows the risk for injury increases as the amount of alcohol use increases. For example, someone consuming five or more drinks on one occasion is ten times more likely to get injured in the following six hours. But are certain people more likely to get injured when they drink? Are there additional factors associated with alcohol use that could further increase your risk of injury? Read more