Addiction Policy Forum awards programs for saving lives Harrisburg, PA —Addiction Policy Forum, a leading national nonprofit, recognized Commonwealth Prevention Alliance in its ‘Pennsylvania Innovations to Address Addiction: Ten Innovative Solutions that are Transforming Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery’spotlighting innovative programs that address addiction and provide support for families and communities. “The Pennsylvania Innovation Now […]
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Findings In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 studies and 23 317 individuals, adolescent cannabis consumption was associated with increased risk of developing depression and suicidal behavior later in life, even in the absence of a premorbid condition. There was no association with anxiety. Meaning Preadolescents and adolescents should avoid using cannabis as use is […]
NEW STUDY: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Psychosis
“Cannabis is no quick fix for opioids,” said Dr. Yifrah Kaminer, child and adolescent psychologist at UConn Health. “There is no reason to use cannabis to fix the opioid epidemic. This is a desperate and confused effort of people because we don’t have good research to address the opioid epidemic.” Click here for Story […]
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Western Region IV Prevention Professionals! Fayette County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. is hosting a training : 12 Step Programs: April 15th, 2019 Training announcement .
UN International Narcotics Control Board Slams Marijuana Legalization Efforts
The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance takes a strong stand when it comes to legalization of recreational marijuana. In fact, one board committee is dedicated solely to anti-legalization advocacy, and has been hard at work in recent months. They have developed a position paper which can be found on the CPA website which highlights the facts that […]
Guest Contribution: “Marijuana Abuse: Increasing the Likelihood of the use of Harder Substances”