With one teenager's death already linked to Powered Caffeine use the FDA released a warning this week regarding the use of this product, a single teaspoon of which is equivalent to approximately 25 cups of coffee. The full warning is available here.

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The Partnership for Drug Free Kids released their PATS (Partnership Attitude Tracking Study) results today. According to Partnerships: "These findings underscore teens' growing interest in performance enhancing substances, as well as the need for tighter regulation and more accurate labeling of "fitness-enhancing" over-the-counter products implying they contain synthetic hGH."

You can find the full Press Release here, including links to the Key Finds and Full Report. 


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Director of the Prevention Resource Center, Pamela Mizzi, discusses "Synthetic Drugs" with Tai Hernandez of Good Day - Street Talk, along side Dr. Thomas Schmidt of SC Mental Hygiene and Jack Feinberg of Phoenix House

Motivational Interviewing

This training will offer an opportunity for Prevention, Addiction and Mental Health professionals to familiarize themselves with motivational interviewing concepts and techniques. In addition, recent “MI-3” updates for this evidenced-based therapeutic method will be highlighted.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that three state agencies have launched an initiative that will help curb impaired driving by underage youths and ensure that teenagers — during prom and high school graduation season — are aware of the extreme dangers of getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.

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According to a 4-page College Drinking factsheet (April 2012) published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), abusive and underage college drinking is a significant public health problem, and such drinking exacts an enormous toll on the intellectual and social lives of college students across the United States.

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The Prevention Resource Center

along with

Partners in Prevention Task group


 The Second Annual FREE

Partners in Prevention Conference

“Alcohol Marketing & Youth:

What a Concerned Community Can do”

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Building on the momentum the Obama administration started more than a year ago to stop bullying in schools and communities, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today unveiled a revitalized Stop Bullying website – – to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying.

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The UDETC offers underage drinking costs sheets for the Nation, each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia. These costs sheets delineate the estimated costs that are incurred as a direct result of underage alcohol consumption in terms of youth violence, traffic crashes, property crime, injury, alcohol treatment and several other categories.

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Better Outcomes Tuesdays are monthly 2-hour sessions led by providers that have successfully implemented one or more evidence-based practices (EBPs) within their program to achieve better engagement and retention in treatment outcomes.

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