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They Lost Sons To Drug Overdoses: How The Pandemic May Be Fueling Deaths Of Despair

Karen Butcher’s son Matthew struggled for years with an addiction to opioids. She’s convinced the pandemic made it worse. The restaurant in Scott County, Ky., where Matthew worked as a bartender closed before the pandemic, and soon other establishments, from restaurants to stores, followed suit as states imposed lockdowns. “One day you’re a bartender and …

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New 💨 Vaping-specific Resources from Talk. They Hear You.

Good morning prevention partners: There is a common misconception that vaping is completely harmless…The truth is a little more clouded for our youth. In fact, the CDC reported in 2020 that 1 in 5 high school students had used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days. Furthermore, 85 percent of high school students who used tobacco products in the …

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FREE Webinar: Talking with Teens About Underage Drinking

ATTENTION! Can’t make a live webcast or webinar?  No problem.  Sign up, stay registered and we will send you a recording the following day. Feel free to share this link with family, friends and other organizations. Next Webinar: Talking with Teens aboutUnderage Drinking Tuesday, December 8, 20202pm – 3:30pm ETMADD National President Helen Witty, a parent and …

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Deterra Check In

I hope this finds you well.  I thought I would check in and share a few links that you might find interesting. ‘Cries for help’: Drug Overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-drug-overdose/ 12 Month Provisional Number of Drug Overdose Deaths (National Center of Health Statistics)  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm New peak of 71,000 US overdose deaths …

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