Monday, March 16, 2015

Medical Marijuana's Public Health Lessons — Implications for Retail Marijuana in Colorado

Tista S. Ghosh, M.D., Michael Van Dyke, Ph.D., Ali Maffey, M.S.W., Elizabeth Whitley, Ph.D., Dana Erpelding, M.A., and Larry Wolk, M.D. have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medical Marijuana's Public Health Lessons — Implications for Retail Marijuana in Colorado discusses the potential public health implications of more widely available recreational marijuana. Congratulations on your informative and valuable contribution to the New England Journal of Medicine.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MADD is hiring a Part-Time Victim Services Specialist

Responsible for maintaining a caseload of victims/survivors of alcohol and drugged driving who are in need of short-term crisis intervention, emotional and grief support, advocacy, support groups, and appropriate referral sources for continued long-term needs. Provide court accompaniment and guidance with legal, financial, and medical systems. Work in conjunction with other Victim Services staff and volunteers to provide consultation and support to victims where needed.

For more information see the job description and requirements.

Interested Candidates should send resumes to the following email address: co.state@madd.org.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood.

According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems. You can take the test now.
So, you've got your score. Now what?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Colorado among states with growing heroin, prescription drug abuse problem




Pictured are the rates of overdose death per 100,000 people in Colorado.
(Graphic: CPR/Megan Arellano)
Nationally, fatal heroin overdoses have risen again, this time by 39 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Colorado ranks 9th nationwide in teen suicide

From: 9 News


Statewide, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 60 teenagers died by suicide in 2013 ranking Colorado ninth nationwide. So, Cole and his classmates created a book called "Dear Parents, From Teens" which talks about the stress that can lead to suicide.