Newsletter - In The News - Jefferson County Drugshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugsen-us2021-09-16T14:11:31.5198266-05:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=2341/7/2021 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#0080ff">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><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;" id="" name="">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></span></font>Know the Risks of Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=27412/17/2020 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.Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19https://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=24312/17/2020 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;Read More&gt;</a>Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1866/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1753/11/2019 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://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1551/30/2019 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.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbershttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1441/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2018-survey-results">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUIhttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=1212/7/2018 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://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=844/19/2017 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>Orange, Texas Resident Sentenced for Gun and Drug Chargeshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Jefferson County Drugs&newsletterid=532/17/2016 12:00:00 AMFEB 17 (BEAUMONT, Texas) - A 59 year old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess &#8220;crack&#8221; cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit and U.S.