Newsletter - Victoria County Drugs In The Newshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The Newsen-us2021-04-13T05:58:37.8569745-05:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=2381/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults<font color="#0000ff">.<a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></font>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19https://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=26812/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p1218-overdose-deaths-covid-19.html">&lt;Full Story&gt;</a>Know the Risks of Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=27812/17/2020 12:00:00 AM<section class="summary">Marijuana use comes with real risks that can impact a person&#8217;s health and life.&nbsp;Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1783/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1581/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.High Means DUIhttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=1182/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://highmeansdui.org/">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pillshttps://stopdrugsvictoriacounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Victoria County Drugs In The News&newsletterid=884/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href="http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp">http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp</a>) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.<br><br><br><a href="https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00395.asp">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>