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Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens

How teenagers perceive their appearance, including their body image, can have significant impacts on health and wellness. Prior body image research has shown that people with negative body image are more likely to develop eating disorders and are more likely to suffer from depression and low self-esteem. Now, Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a body image expert and an assistant professor in the University of Missouri's School of Social Work, found negative body image also is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women. Notably, she also found relationships between substance use and perceived attractiveness, with girls who believe they are very g

Teenage binge drinking can affect brain function of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. "Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children," said senior author Toni R. Pak, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The study by Dr. Pak, first author Anna Dorothea Asimes, a PhD student in Dr. Pak's lab, and colleagues was presented Nov

After record overdoses in Ohio, Akron’s public schools will soon stock opioid antidote

In the public schools of Akron, Ohio, there are defibrillators for heart attacks, fire extinguishers for flames and Ibuprofen bottles in the nurses’ offices for aches and pains. And now, in a grim and eye-opening turn, the city’s six high schools and nine middle schools will carry the medication naloxone for opioid overdoses. This week, the Akron Board of Education voted 5-1 to equip all the Akron school district’s resource officers with the medication, known by the brand name Narcan, as the Akron Beacon Journal reported. The city of 200,000 in northeast Ohio, an area devastated by the opioid epidemic, joins a growing list of municipalities around the country that have decided to keep Narcan

Operation Street Smart

Register today for our community drug education forum, Operation Street Smart. This event will take place on September 14, 2017. It is open to the community. Seating is limited to be sure to register today! Registration: #events #upcomingevent #streetsmart #parent #drug #socialwork #substanceabuse #lawenforcement

Plant the PROMise

Prom and graduation season is upon us. Join our efforts to promote safe, health, and drug free moments for our teenagers. Order your tulips today to support our Plant the PROMise program. #events #upcomingevent #PROMise

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