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Marijuana and ADHD

Marijuana and ADHD By Intermountain Co-Occurring Staff With the trend toward the legalization of marijuana rising in the United States, there is concern there may be lower perceptions of the risks of marijuana use among adolescents. Cannabis use is becoming more accepted throughout the United States as expanding legalization of adult-use and medicinal marijuana use …

Xanax and Youth

Xanax and Youth By Craig Struble, LCSW LAC As an addiction counselor, I have seen an increase in youth’s unprescribed use of Xanax. Alprazolam or Xanax is a medication that is used to help treat panic disorders such as anxiety. Xanax falls under the drug classification called benzodiazepines or benzos. Xanax is the top prescribed …

We the People – Connecting Communities and Culture

By: Melissa Giard, Glacier County PFS The State of Montana administers the Partnership for Success grant, aimed at working within each community across the state to implement prevention strategies to reduce substance use among high-risk populations. Typically, prevention specialists work in one county. This event was the first of its kind as there were three …

Come Sit A Spell

By: Beth Morrison, Cascade County Block Grant After spotting a cool bench with changeable advertising in front of one of our grocery stores, I started to investigate what it would take to bring a similar bench to our community and use it for prevention messaging. I quickly learned that a bench like the one I …