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 It’s been a balmy 80° on the beaches of sunny Santa Monica in the past few weeks, but nevertheless…Winter greetings from the Educator staff!  We hope each one of you had a restful (or adventurous, or both – whatever rocks your holiday) break. We’...
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Updated Program Manual Now Available

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As we’ve been doing each year, the complete Project ALERT manual has been updated with current prevalence of use data, based on 2017 numbers from Monitoring the Future. Additional updates on smoking trends and statistics are derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and th...
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Charting the Trends in 2017

MTF Reports Increases in Alcohol, Vaping, and Marijuana Use

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According to newly released data on past-month use in 2017 among 8th graders from Monitoring the Future: 8.0% used alcohol, compared to 7.3% in 2016 and 9.7% in 2015 6.6% used a vaporizer, compared to 6.2% in 2016 and 8.0% in 2015 3.5% vaped nicotine; 1.6% vaped marijuana 5.5% used mar...
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New Poster Highlights Dangers of Vaping

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In the last few years, we’ve made many revisions to our curriculum manual.  One of the most significant updates is the inclusion of information on e-cigarettes. We’ve added references to vaping in every tobacco-focused lesson, as its use has surpassed traditional cigarette use am...
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Opioid Research Funding Increases As Heartbreaks from Fentanyl Overdoses Continue

  In the early morning hours of May 26th, 2017, the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia was shaken by the sudden death of Dustin Manning, 19, from a Fentanyl overdose. He was a vibrant young man, setting his sights on a career in the US Marine Corps. But in an ironic turn, tragedy would soon tur...
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