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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

UPDATE Providing weekly updates for Professionals, Counselors, Educators, Parents and Activists




2 December 2013


Meth Awareness Week Kicks Off The first national Meth Awareness Week will be observed Saturday, November 30 through Saturday, December 7 in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. Coordinated by the Meth Project, a largescale, teen-targeted prevention program of The Partnership at which aims to significantly reduce meth use through public service messaging, public policy and community outreach, the week will kick off with provocative creative and social content

dramatizing the dangerous and devastating effects of meth. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, methamphetamine is one of the greatest drug threats to the nation. The agency recently reported that the drug is at its highest levels of availability and purity; and lowest cost since 2005 because of increased levels of meth imported from Mexico, and growing rates of small-scale domestic production.

To learn more about Meth Awareness Week, visit The Meth Project on Facebook at, and follow the conversation online at #MethAwarenessWeek.

Flavored Little Cigars or Flavored Cigarettes More than two out of every five middle and high school students who smoke report using either flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study also shows that among youth cigar smokers, almost 60 percent of those who smoke flavored little cigars are not thinking about quitting tobacco use, compared with just over 49 percent among all other cigar smokers.

In addition to offering a wide variety of flavors that appeal to young people, little cigars are taxed at a lower rate than cigarettes at the state level. Little cigars have become more popular in recent years; sales increased 240 percent from 1997 to 2007, with flavored brands making up almost 80 percent of the market share.

In the News

Awareness Campaigns

• It’s Back To The Future For E-Cigarette Ads, At Least For Now

• Meth Awareness Week 11/30-12/7 • Pearl Harbor Day 12/7 • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

• Join The Largest Global Drug Survey Ever And Help Expand Our Knowledge Of Why People Get High • This drug could make a huge dent in heroin addiction. So why isn’t it used more?

This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.

Online Opportunities and Webinars Creating Community Solutions: How to Connect to the National Discussion on Mental Health. 12/3 Advanced Methods Webinars: Integrating Mixed Methods in Health Services and Delivery System Research 12/3

Learn How Smartphones Change Health Care 12/4

SBIRT in Action - Accelerator for Healthcare Integration 12/11

Replacing Myths with Facts: Ways of Informing and Engaging Justice-Involved Youth 12/5

Introduction to the Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics for the Helping Professional 12/12

Continuing Care: The New Frontier of Addiction Treatment 12/5

Introduction to the Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics for the Helping Professional 12/12

Enhanced Social Environment -Therapeutic Considerations (sexting) 12/6

Challenges in Identifying and Addressing Co-occurring Substance Use and Personality Disorders 12/13

Upcoming Events 12/5 Join Creating Community Solutions in a nationwide discussion on mental health….via your cell phone! All over the country, on the same day, people will get together in small groups for one-hour discussions on mental health. The process is simple: join 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues and text “start” to 89800. Your group will then receive polling questions, discussion questions, and process suggestions via text messaging.

12/16-12/17 Nevada HIDTA Annual Training Summit RX Drug Abuse in Nevada The 2013 Nevada HIDTA Summit will focus on ways we can Make An Impact in the fight against prescription drug abuse. The Summit is a collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse.

New Materials 2309 Methamphetamine: Debunking the Myth 2310 Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse 2311 High Blood Pressure: Medicines To Help You 2312 4 Basic Steps to Food Safety at Home 2313 National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment 1991-2001

Nevada Prevention Resource Center 1664 N. Virginia St. MS 1284 Reno, NV 89557 Phone: 775.784.6336 Toll Free 1.866.784.6336 Fax: 775.327.2268 Email:


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