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2017 SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer KY Volume 4
Based on indicators from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
HBO Documentary: Risky Drinking
From Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Goosenberg Kent (HBO’s Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 and Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq) and journalist/producer Perri Peltz (HBO’s The Education of Dee Dee Ricks and Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.), and presented with support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Risky Drinking takes a case-study look at the hazards of alcohol use and details the ways the medical community views and treats “risky drinkers.”
2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Facing Addiction in America Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health Released
In 2015, over 27 million people in the United States reported current use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, and over 66 million people (nearly a quarter of the adult and adolescent population) reported bingeidrinking in the past month.1 Alcohol and drug misuse and related disorders are major public health challenges that are taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society. Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse. It is estimated that the yearly economic impact of substance misuse is $249 billion for alcohol misuse and $193 billion for illicit drug use. For the full report, see: https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov
Parents of College Bound Youth: Don't Let Go Too Soon Infographics & Resources Available at www.KYPrevention.com/College-Parents/
2016 KY Compliance Check Data Report by Region and County (produced by the Alcohol PES, data courtesy of the KY ABC)
IN THE NEWS - NATIONAL UPDATES
U.S. Poison Control Center Calls related to kids younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer for a buzz have increased 400% since 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents talk with their kids about alcohol by age 9
The Doctor's TV investigates "How Kids are Sneaking Alcohol" using everyday products like Vanilla Extract and Gummy Bears
"Today's Alcohol" - Higher Alcohol Content, Supersized Single Servings, Sweet Flavors, and Powdered and Vaporized Forms (NABCA Guide, 2015)
ALCOHOLJUSTICE.ORG - ALCOHOL INDUSTRY WATCHDOG
"November 6, 2014
Not only is AB InBev guzzling up craft brewers all over the country, they are also buying the related brewpubs, effectively removing the middle tier and setting themselves up as retailers as well. So much for the so-called protections of the 3-tier system.
AB InBev to Acquire Oregon Craft Brewer Purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing Is Company’s Latest Move to Tap U.S. Craft-Beer Industry Wall Street Journal By Mike Esterl November 5, 2014"
Melissa Etheridge, singer/songwriter, breast cancer survivor, and proponent of medical marijuana use, is launching her own brand of marijuana-infused wine, placing her name on a mixture of 2 potentially harmful drugs for profit.