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Fall Systems Go!

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Back-to-school is back! While many of you are just now returning to your classrooms, some of the luckier teachers and administrators in southern California started shaping impressionable young minds way back in August. Whatever your starting gate, all of us at Project ALERT are sending our best...
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An E-Cigarette Primer for Teachers and Students of Project ALERT

by Pam Luna, Dr.PH, MST
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What Is An Electronic Cigarette? An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette (“e-cig”), is an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS).  The device uses a coil to heat up an “e-liquid” (“e-juice” or “juice”) containing nicotine and other...
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The Changing Landscape of Cannabis

by Pam Luna
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Over the past several years, those of us working in schools and community organizations have seen a significant change in the attitudes and beliefs that youth have about marijuana. According to results of the most recent 2014 Monitoring the Future study:   Almost two-thirds (64%) of...
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7 Tips for Project ALERT Facilitators

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1.     Stay updated on current teen use data.  Each year new statistics on teen drug and alcohol use are reported via the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, where over 50,000 nationally representative 8th, 10th, and 12th graders are surv...
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