Video: Marijuana Prevention & Awareness Programs Fostering Healthy Lifestyles
This 37 minute video describes evidence-based and evidence-informed marijuana use prevention and awareness programs and campaigns for youth, young adults, families and communities.
Emerging Trends in Adolescent Cannabis Use
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health examined cannabis routes of administration among a national sample of adolescents.
Findings indicated that the most common pattern of initiating cannabis was smoking, followed by edibles and then vaping, and that multiple administration routes was associated with higher frequency of other substance use.
Youth marijuana use prevention and awareness programs should highlight negative outcomes associated with specific routes of cannabis administration, and target those using multiple routes for substance use prevention and intervention.
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Promoting Wellness in Refugee Populations
This paper published in the Journal of Counseling & Development examined risk factors to refugee wellness.
As refugee populations increase throughout the US, common risk factors such as alcohol and drug use, mental health, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, among others, need to be addressed.
Prevention implications include providing integrated, multiple health risk behavior prevention programs for refugee populations of youth and young adults, and environmental supports for improving wellness-promoting behaviors.
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Overweight Adolescents Initiating Cigarette Smoking
A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology examined the association between self-esteem for physical appearance and smoking initiation.
The authors concluded that overweight and obese adolescents are more likely to feel negatively about their appearance and bodies, and this perception may increase risk for smoking initiation.
The prevention implication is that adolescents should be given healthier and more positive strategies to address weight.
These could include goal setting to increase physical activity and healthy nutrition as well as providing prevention messages that highlight positive image outcomes associated with these behaviors and others that show how smoking and other substance use harms wellness behavior and image attainment.
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JUULING Prevention Resources
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently provided resources that addresses increases in JUULING among youth.
The JUUL is a popular brand of e-cigarette.
Published online in the Annals of Family Medicine, the resource webpage addresses:
- What is JUUL?
- Center of Controversy
- What the Research Shows
- AAFP Fact Sheets and Other Resources
See the JUUL resources:
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